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Authorities search for Huntington fugitive with Mercer ties

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP and WVVA) -- Authorities are searching for an inmate who escaped from a work release program in Huntington.

The West Virginia Division of Corrections tells media outlets that 41-year-old Thomas Lee Dunn left his job at a Huntington restaurant after he took out the trash late Sunday night.

A warrant for felony escape was issued early Monday morning.

Dunn was serving a sentence for daytime burglary and obtaining money by false pretense charges in Mercer County.

Dunn is a 5'9" white male. He weighs 239 pounds and has brown hair and eyes.

Dunn has multiple tattoos, including a cross near his right a eye, a tear drop near his left eye, 'Patsy' on his right forearm and Mickey Mouse with flames on his left forearm.

If you have any information on Dunn's whereabouts, contact the Huntington Work Release Center at 304-529-6885.

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