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.

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