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At approximately 10:13 a.m. Tuesday inmate Jacob Dylan Martin, Department of Corrections No. 1248981, a minimum-security inmate, walked away from a Missouri Department of Transportation work site approximately 18 miles south of Patton while on work release from Potosi Correctional Center.

Local law enforcement and the Missouri State Highway Patrol are working with the Department of Corrections to apprehend Martin.

The K-9 unit from Farmington Correctional Center was dispatched, and the Corrections Emergency Response Team (CERT) was activated.

Martin, a 22-year-old white male, is 5 feet 10 inches tall and 164 pounds. He has brown hair and blue eyes. Residents are asked to contact local law enforcement or the Missouri State Highway Patrol if they see him.

Martin is serving a five-year sentence for two counts of first-degree tampering with a motor vehicle, second-degree burglary, and theft/stealing in Franklin County as well as a concurrent three-year sentence for attempted first-degree tampering in Marion County. He has previous convictions for driving while intoxicated, shoplifting and resisting arrest.

Martin was received by the Missouri Department of Corrections Sept. 30, 2016, and was transferred to Jefferson City Correctional Center Feb. 23, 2017. He was transferred to a minimum security unit in Potosi Correctional Center for work release Sept. 26, 2017.

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