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Handcuffed inmate escapes near Crestline

ABC7 Eyewitness News HD covering Los Angeles and Southern California.

November 12, 2010 12:26:27 AM PST
An inmate is on the loose after escaping on Thursday from low-level custody at a fire camp six miles north of Crestline near Highway 138.Authorities said 23-year-old Edward Torrison may still be in handcuffs.

Torrison was last seen just before 5:30 p.m. wearing a white T-shirt and orange pants that say "CDCR State Prisoner." He is described as thin, 6 feet tall, with brown hair and blue eyes.

Torrison is a felon, convicted of petty theft and other crimes.

Anyone who sees Torrison is urged to call local law enforcement immediately.