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Authorities searching for Charleston Correctional Center escapee

Michael Burton, 41, escaped the Charleston Correctional Center Saturday while on furlough from Morgan County, according to a news release from the West Virginia Division of Corrections. (West Virginia Correctional Center)

Police are searching for man who they said escaped from the Charleston Correctional Center.

Michael Burton, 41, escaped the Charleston Correctional Center Saturday while on furlough from Morgan County, according to a news release from the West Virginia Division of Corrections.

Burton was originally incarcerated for manufacturing a controlled substance and fro driving on a revoked license while under the influence of alcohol.

Burton is 6 feet tall and weighs about 205 pounds. He has salt and pepper hair and blue eyes. The release said he was scars on his chin, back and right knee. He has crosses tattooed on both ankles and a bat tattooed on his right arm.

The release said he may be driving a 2008 black Nissan Rogue with Pennsylvania license plates JSM1592.

Anyone who sees Burton or has information on his whereabouts should call the Charleston Correctional Center at 304-340-6921.

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