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Authorities are searching for man who escaped a Tucson prison

Posted at 10:22 AM, Nov 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-25 12:26:01-05

TUCSON, Ariz. - Authorities are looking for an inmate who escaped a Tucson area prison Sunday night.

According to the Arizona Department of Corrections, Kevin A. Purdon escaped the Catalina Unit of the Arizona State Prison Complex, 10000 S. Wilmot Road.

Since 2016, Purdon has been serving a 4.5-year sentence for solicitation of a dangerous drug.

He was last seen at 7:40 p.m. Dog teams and a fugitive apprehension unit are looking for Purdon.

Those who see Purdon should call 911.