BEND, OR -- Law enforcement continue to search for a convicted Level III sex offender on post-prison supervision who went missing earlier this week. It’s the second time in the past year that Justin Lampke has disappeared. Tanner Wark, Deputy Director of Deschutes County Parole and Probation, says it's possible Lampke has been gone longer than a couple of days. They discovered his disappearance Wednesday night. "Officers do home visits unannounced, also we work with community partners who report. Based on notifying, we received information from a community member that it didn’t look like he came home, so we began investigating immediately."
He tells KBND News the agency is limited on what it can do to stop people from repeatedly ducking supervision. "They’ve already done their initial sentence, so they have a specified amount of time that they’re supervised in the community. And, with Mr. Lampke, based on his criminal history, he has a lifetime supervision. Every time he violates we put him in jail. He may do time in jail, and he’s always going to be getting out." Wark says “lifetime supervision” is rare.