RALEIGH, N.C. — The North Carolina Department of Corrections says it is looking for an escaped inmate.

A statement from the department on Monday said 66-year-old Larry J. Locklear was on a work assignment when he disappeared.

According to the department, Locklear was identified as a minimum custody inmate serving a sentence at Wake Correctional Center as a habitual felon. His projected release date was October 2021.

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