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Arizona prison inmate walks away from work crew in Safford

Posted at 4:57 PM, Sep 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-26 19:57:16-04

SAFFORD, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities are searching for an Arizona prison inmate who walked away from a supervised off-site work crew at the Graham County Fairgrounds in Safford.

State Department of Corrections officials say Carlos Corella-Rivera is a minimum-custody inmate housed at the Safford prison.

They say he was last seen by a fairgrounds crew supervisor about 11 a.m. Thursday.

Corrections officials have dispatched chase teams, tracking dogs and a fugitive apprehension unit to find Corella-Rivera.

He was sentenced to prison for six years in 2018 after being convicted on a dangerous drug violation out of Pinal County.