Hillsboro Police responded to a report of a potential overdose on Friday, only to discover the subject of the potential overdose was wanted following an escape from custody the day before -- former HilHi and Oregon Duck star Colt Lyerla.
Lyerla climbed through a first-floor window at the Washington County Corrections building just before 5 p.m. on Thursday afternoon, officials said.
Lyerla was found in a home near Glencoe High School and attempted to escape, but "didn't get very far," Hillsboro Police Department spokesperson Henry Reimann said.
Reimann didn't know which drug had caused the potential overdose.
Lyerla was taken to the hospital and will be sent back to jail once he is released.
Lyerla was the only resident of the room to escape. Earlier Thursday, Lyerla was transferred from Washington County Jail to Washington County Corrections, a minimum-security work release and transition facility. According to a county release, the facility is designed to rehabilitate inmates, not restrict their access to the community like a jail or penitentiary.
Lyerla pleaded guilty to forgery charges in April. According to Hillsboro police, Lyerla attempted to pass counterfeit money at a Hillsboro 7-Eleven in March. Lyerla initially had drug charges against him for possession of heroin, but the charges were dropped in a plea agreement.
Lyerla played football at Hillsboro High School before going on to star at the University of Oregon. He signed with the Green Bay Packers in 2014 but but tore a ligament in his knee. He played with an arena football team in Arizona, played rugby in Europe and returned to play arena football for the Portland Steele before the team closed down last year.