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Inmate walks away from work assignment at Maricopa County Animal Shelter in west Phoenix

Posted at 2:31 PM, Feb 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-08 21:39:15-05

Officials are searching for an inmate in west Phoenix who walked away from a Maricopa County Animal Care and Control facility where he was working.

Around 9:30 a.m. Thursday, inmates arrived at the facility to clean, an MCACC spokesman confirmed. About two hours later, an employee who was supervising the work crew noticed that one of the inmates, Skyler B. Martin, was missing.

The employee immediately reported the incident to the private jail, an MCACC spokesman said. Jail officials were sent to the facility, near 27th Avenue and Lower Buckeye Road, to begin searching for the man.

The inmate's clothing was located in a trash bin towards the back of the property, an MCACC spokesman said. K-9s began searching the property but had been unable to locate him as of 2:30 p.m.

According to MCACC, inmates who work at the facility are "low security" offenders.

Marin is a "minimum custody" inmate at the ASP-Phoenix West facility. He was sentenced to 7.5 years for aggravated DUI and was admitted to ADC last April.

The Phoenix Police Department is assisting in the search.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is urged to call 911.