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Police seek escapee from Blackburn Correctional Complex

Officials at Blackburn Correctional Complex are looking for an inmate who walked away from the minimum-security prison Saturday.

John Stamper, 48, was confirmed missing at about 9:30 p.m., according to a news release.

Stamper was serving a five-year sentence for convictions out of Madison County, including burglary II and receiving stolen property.

He would have been eligible for release on Oct. 1, 2015.

Stamper is 5 feet, 8 inches tall, weighing 150 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Kentucky State Police at (502)227-2221 or Lexington police at 258-3600.

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