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HARLAN COUNTY, Ky. (The Harlan Daily Enterprise)-- Officials are searching for an inmate after they say he fled from work detail. 

At approximately 12:50 a.m. Monday, Harlan County Detention Center staff reported that inmate Jason Schooler ran from the State Road Crews Inmate Work Detail while cutting the roadways in the Shields area near Evarts.

Schooler, 41, is described as a white male standing 6 feet tall and weighing 180 pounds. He has a fair skin tone and medium build with brown hair and brown eyes.

Schooler is classified by the KY Department of Corrections as a Community Level inmate, allowing him to be part of the outside work details. He is not considered dangerous. He is originally from Middlesboro.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of the escaped inmate, please contact your local law enforcement agency.

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