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The inmate has been identified as 46-year old Robert E. Reed and deputies say he walked away around 2:00pm on Friday. Reed had been on the work crews since August 31st and was in jail for multiple driving infractions. 

Details on how Reed was able escape are unclear at this time. 

A perimeter was set up to search for Reed, but he was never found. Deputies say there is no reason for the public to be alarmed as they believe he has left the area. 

Back in 2009, a convicted criminally insane man, Phillip Paul, made national headlines when he was able to escape from a field trip to the Spokane County Fair from Eastern State Hospital. Paul was eventually located and arrested near Goldendale. 

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