HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. The search is on for an inmate who walked away from his work assignment Monday afternoon.

The Department of Public Safety says Kenneth Lussier, 40, walked away from an outside work assignment in the Town of Hillsborough. The staff at Orange Correctional Center, a minimum security institution, was notified of Lussier s disappearance around 5 p.m. on Monday.

Inmate 0251300 was serving 12 to 15 years for larceny and breaking and entering. He was due for release in July 2015, according to a press release. Officials say he may attempt to travel to Durham where he s from.

Anyone who has seen Lussier is encouraged to call Orange Correction Center at 919-732-9301.

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