PHOTOS: Portland man's  alleged meth use illustrated through 14 years of mugshots


An Oregon man's criminal history and admitted drug use has been documented in a series of mugshots over the past 14 years. 

The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office released Matthew Medlin's mugshots since he was 18-years-old, and the evolution is concerning. Medlin's first booking photo was taken June 4, 2002, and his most recent photo was taken this week for licking a man's face, hopping onto a police car, then climbing a tree, according to reports. 

Medlin's tattooed, black squared eyebrows first appeared back in 2013.

Prior to his arrest this week, he was most recently arrested back in January after a four-hour standoff with police at a rail yard, where he was allegedly high on meth, and injected more meth during the standoff while hurling pieces of metal and rocks at police. 

In 2014, Medlin escaped from the Columbia River Correctional Institute just days before he was scheduled to be released. He was caught nine hours later at a Portland Jack in the Box.

In July, a Multnomah County Circuit judge could have sent Medlin to prison for 2 and a half years for the rail yard incident, according to Oregon Live, but instead, the judge approved a deal between the defense and the prosecution, in an effort to get at the root of Medlin's problems.

Medlin was sentenced to 60 days in jail, three years of probation and 120 days in a relatively new intensive probation program that aims to connect him with any needed drug and mental-health treatment and find him a stable place to live. He also could be considered for participation in Mental Health Court, in which he'd have to regularly check in with a judge and go to mental health counseling. It's unclear how his arrest this week will affect that sentence.

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