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Search is off for inmate that walked away from work site near Patton, MO

Jacob Dylan Martin walked away from a work site south of Patton, MO. on Tuesday. (Source: Missouri Dept. of Corrections) Jacob Dylan Martin walked away from a work site south of Patton, MO. on Tuesday. (Source: Missouri Dept. of Corrections)
PATTON, MO (KFVS) -

The search for a minimum-security inmate that walked away from a work site south of Patton, Missouri on Tuesday, February 13 has been called off at this time.

According to a post from the Bollinger County Sheriff's Office on Facebook, officials believe Jacob Dylan Martin, 22, has left the area.

He is described as 5-feet, 10-inches tall and 164 pounds. He has brown hair and blue eyes.

According to the Bollinger County Sheriff's Office in a Facebook post, Martin was wearing gray pants and a white t-shirt. He was not known to be armed nor dangerous at this time.

The sheriff's office posted that Martin was last seen in the area of Highway 51 North, State Highway KK and State Highway K.

Residents are asked to contact law enforcement or the Missouri State Highway Patrol if they see him.

According to the Missouri Department of Corrections, at around 10:13 a.m., Jacob Dylan Martin walked away from the Missouri Department of Transportation work site approximately 18 miles south of Patton. He was on a work release from Potosi Correctional Center in Potosi, Mo.

Area law enforcement and the Missouri State Highway Patrol were working with the Department of Corrections to find Martin. The K-9 unit from Farmington Correctional Center was dispatched and the Corrections Emergency Response Team was activated.

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 taken in by the Missouri Department of Corrections on Sept. 30, 2015 and was transferred to Jefferson City Correctional Center on Feb. 23, 2017. He was transferred to a minimum security unit in Potosi Correctional Center for work release on Sept. 26, 2017.

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