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Inmate with facial skull tattoo escapes California work crew

November 28, 2017

This undated photo provided by the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office shows inmate Corey Hughes. Authorities said Hughes has escaped from a work crew in central California. The San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office says the 27-year-old was discovered missing from his work crew near Interstate 5 in Stockton on Monday, Nov. 27, 2017. (San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office via AP)

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say an inmate with a skull tattooed on his face has escaped from a work crew in central California.

The San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office says 27-year-old Corey Hughes was discovered missing from his work crew near Interstate 5 in Stockton on Monday afternoon.

Hughes was serving time on a weapons charge and is due to be released in February.

The sheriff’s office released a photo of Hughes, who has blonde hair and a tattoo on his face that resembles a skull and appears to be homemade.

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