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Two inmates walk away from North Dakota jail facility

Brendon Scott Belgarde Jr., left, and Tyler John Rainbow1 / 3
Brendon Scott Belgarde Jr.2 / 3
Tyler John Rainbow3 / 3

DEVILS LAKE—Two inmates of the Lake Region Law Enforcement Center did not return to the jail's Residential Reentry Center after being allowed to leave Tuesday.

According to a news release from the jail, Brendon Scott Belgarde Jr., 22, left the center to go to his job at Marco's Pizza and did not return by 10:30 p.m. By midnight he was still absent and considered by the jail to have absconded.

Also Tuesday, inmate Tyler John Rainbow, 37, signed out of the center to smoke around 10:50 p.m. and walked away. He was marked as absconded after he did not return by 12:50 a.m., according to a second news release.

Belgarde is Native American, 5 feet 9 inches, 160 pounds and has a bear paw tattoo below his right eye and a cross tattoo between his eyes. He has been serving time for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and theft of property in Ramsey County since Dec. 14 and is not considered dangerous.

Rainbow is Native American, 5 feet 9 inches, 220 pounds and has short brown hair. He has been serving time at the reentry center since Jan. 5 for violating parole on a charge of possession of a controlled substance in Ramsey County. He is not considered dangerous.

The Law Enforcement Center asks anyone who sees the Belgarde or Rainbow to contact police or call 911.

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