BAYOU LA BATRE, Ala. (WKRG) — An inmate escaped jail Tuesday while working at an assigned job in Bayou La Batre, according to the Alabama Department of Corrections.

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Ricky Lavon Lay, 39, was at his assigned job when he left the location at 3:30 p.m., an ADOC news release said. He was wearing a green shirt, blue jeans and work boots.

Lay was sentenced to 16 years in prison in March 2020 on a third-degree burglary charge.

Anyone with information on Lay’s whereabouts should contact local law enforcement agencies or the ADOC.