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Authorities look for inmate who didn't return from work release

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LINN COUNTY (KWWL) -

Authorities are looking for a man who didn't return from work release Tuesday.

Bernard James Butler, II left the Lary A. Nelson Residential Center - a minimum security facility allowing offenders to gradually transition from prison to the community.

He's serving a ten year sentence for 2nd degree burglary, and weapons charges.

Butler was listed as unaccounted for at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, and listed as an escapee at 2:30 p.m.

Butler has an unfinished tattoo, "only the" on his back, and a bulldog with crossbones on his right shoulder.

If you have information you can contact the Department of Corrections at 515- 725- 5708.

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