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Inmate escapes from Tucson jail one day after turning self in for DUI warrant

Posted at 4:25 PM, Dec 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-28 18:25:06-05

TUCSON, AZ — Officials are searching for an inmate who escaped from a jail in Tucson Friday afternoon after turning himself in on an outstanding warrant just a day before.

Pima County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to the Pima County Detention Center just after 2 p.m. Friday, where they learned that 30-year-old Luis Moreno had left through a back dock just outside the facility's kitchen.

Moreno had reportedly turned himself in to the detention complex Thursday for an outstanding DUI warrant, and was sentenced to 30 days in jail.

Moreno was last seen running towards a wash near the jail wearing a red shirt and red pants. He is described as a Hispanic male, 6 feet tall, approximately 175 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

Deputies with the Fugitive Investigative Strike Team and officers with the Tucson Police Department are working together to search for Moreno.

Authorities are asking for the public's help to locate Moreno. Anyone with information is asked to contact 911.