19-Year-Old Escapes Missoula Pre-Release Center; May Be Bound for Kalispell

Tyler Brusell was convicted of possession of dangerous drugs in Flathead County

By Justin Franz
Tyler Brusell. Photo Courtesy of Missoula Pre-Release Center.

Authorities are looking for a 19-year-old man who escaped the Missoula Pre-Release Center Monday and may be heading to Kalispell.

On Jan. 5, Tyler Brusell failed to return to the center following his shift at work and authorities believe he might be heading to Flathead County, where he was once convicted of criminal possession of dangerous drugs, a felony. Brusell is currently serving a three-year sentence with the Department of Corrections. A warrant has been issued for Brusell’s arrest.

Brusell is about 6 feet, 3 inches tall and weighs 170 pounds. He has blue eyes and blonde/brown hair. He has a hole in each earlobe and a tattoo of a Chinese symbol on his chest.

If anyone knows of Brusell’s whereabouts they should call local authorities.