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Wasco State Prison inmate escapes from facility

Howard Devlin, 42, escaped from the Wasco State Prison in the city of Wasco on Saturday, March 2, 2013.

March 5, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
A search is under way for an inmate who walked away from a minimum support facility at Wasco State Prison Saturday.

Officials reported Howard Devlin, 42, missing around 8:30 a.m.

Devlin was serving a 4-year-sentence for the possession of controlled substances. He was transferred from Riverside County and received at the Wasco facility on July 13, 2012.

The suspect was described as a white male with a medium build, standing 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing 140 pounds. Devlin has brown hair, brown eyes, a moustache and goatee.

Anyone with information regarding the missing suspect was urged to call 911 immediately.