Colorado inmate drives away from work crew

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – A search is underway after a 62-year-old inmate serving an 18-year sentence at a correctional facility in southern Colorado drove away from his work crew.

The Department of Corrections says Douglas Beagley was assigned to an outside work crew and was operating a dump truck when he drove off Thursday afternoon. He was last seen heading west on U.S. Highway 350 heading toward Trinidad.

Beagley is described as white, 5-foot-10, 220 pounds, bald with hazel eyes and glasses. The dump truck he left in was a white, Ford, single-axle dually with Colorado Department of Corrections emblems on both sides. The license plate is 870BAW.

Beagley was serving time for burglary and vandalism. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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