11/12/2012 8:02 AM
by Nadine Grimley
Authorities are searching for an inmate with ties to Mercer County who escaped from a work release program in Huntington.
The West Virginia Division of Corrections said Thomas Lee Dunn, 41, left his job at a Huntington restaurant after he took out the trash late Sunday night. A warrant for felony escape was issued Monday morning.
Dunn was serving a sentence for daytime burglary and obtaining money by false pretense charges in Mercer County.