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Offender escapes from work release facility

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BURLINGTON (KWWL) - The Iowa Department of Corrections reported Sunday morning an inmate escaped from the Burlington Work Release Facility.

Officials say Anthony Lamar Baker, 44, was placed on escape status following an unexcused absence from the facility. Baker was transferred to work release Sept. 16. He's serving a 10-year sentence for a third offense of domestic assault and possession of a controlled substance.

Baker is described as 6-foot-1, 254 pounds, tattoos on both arms and a scar on his forehead.

Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts should contact the Burlington Police Department or Des Moines County Sheriff's Department.
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