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Authorities search for inmate who escape from Tucson prison

November 25, 2019
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Arizona Department of Corrections shows Kevin Anthony Purdon, who authorities said escaped Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, from a minimum-custody unit at the Arizona State Prison Complex in Tucson, Ariz. Purdon was serving more than four years in prison for his March 2016 guilty plea to solicitation to possess a dangerous drug for sale. (Arizona Department of Corrections via AP, File)
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Arizona Department of Corrections shows Kevin Anthony Purdon, who authorities said escaped Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, from a minimum-custody unit at the Arizona State Prison Complex in Tucson, Ariz. Purdon was serving more than four years in prison for his March 2016 guilty plea to solicitation to possess a dangerous drug for sale. (Arizona Department of Corrections via AP, File)

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities are searching for an inmate who escaped from a state prison in Tucson.

Officials say 27-year-old Kevin Anthony Purdon escaped Sunday night from a minimum-custody unit at the Arizona State Prison Complex in Tucson.

The Arizona Department of Corrections say Purdon was last accounted for at 7:40 p.m. Sunday.

Searchers and tracking dogs are trying to locate Purdon.

Purdon was serving more than four years in prison for his March 2016 guilty plea to solicitation to possess a dangerous drug for sale.