A 44-year old man who threatened to kill Department of Corrections employees, police officers and himself, cut off his ankle bracelet and escaped today after being taken to the Stevens Dr. and Knight St. area of Richland for an appointment.

Roger Dwayne Thompson, was required to wear a GPS tracking device as a condition of his release from prison after serving two years for 1st degree theft and other crimes. He currently has an active DOC escape warrant for his arrest. Law enforcement consider him armed and dangerous. He's a white man about 5' 10", 205lbs, with brown hair, brown eyes and tattoos on his left ear, arm sleeves, legs, chest, neck and back. Call 911 if you have any information.

Below is the press release from KPD:

Area law enforcement needs the public's help. Roger Dwayne Thompson was recently released from prison to a Kennewick residence after serving 2 years for a conviction of 1st Degree Theft and other crimes. Thompson was required to wear a GPS tracking device while on community custody status. While in custody, Thompson made several threats to kill Department of Corrections employees, police officers and himself, with a firearm, once released. This afternoon, Thompson was transported to the area of Stevens and Knight in Richland for an appointment where he removed his GPS tracker and escaped. Thompson is considered a threat to our community and should be considered armed and dangerous. Thompson currently has an active DOC escape warrant for his arrest. If anyone knows where Thompson is or sees him the area, please call 911 immediately.

Thompson is described as a white male 5'10", 205 lbs, Brown hair, Brown eyes with tattoos: Left ear, arm sleeves, legs, chest and back.