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Posted: November 28, 2017

Inmate with skull-face tattoo escapes work detail


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Inmate with skull-face tattoo escapes work detail
Corey Hughes

By Crystal Bonvillian, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY, Calif.  —

Law enforcement officials in California are searching for an easily recognizable inmate who escaped a work detail Monday afternoon.

Corey Hughes, 27, disappeared around 1:30 p.m. Monday from the Interstate 5 area just east of San Francisco, according to the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office

What makes Hughes so recognizable is a large skull-face tattoo on his face. The Sheriff’s Office released his mugshot in an effort to get the word out to the public. 

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Hughes, who was being housed on the county’s honor farm while serving a sentence on a weapons conviction, was scheduled to be released in February. A search team was scouring the area for Hughes.

Anyone with information about Hughes’ whereabouts is asked to contact deputies at 209-468-4400. 


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