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Lea County Inmate Walks Away From Work Detail, Search Underway

LEA COUNTY, NM (KWES) -

Authorities are searching for a Lea County inmate that walked away from a work detail.

According to the Lea County Sheriff’s Office Facebook Page, authorities received a call around 6:45 a.m. Thursday on an inmate escapee.

Deputies tell NewsWest9, Scott Jason Willis, 31, walked away from a work detail.

Willis is 5’10” tall, 180 pounds with hazel eyes and blonde hair.

If you see Willis, do not approach him and contact the Lea County Sheriff’s Office at (575) 396-3611 or Lovington Police at (575) 396-2811.

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