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Search Under Way For Man Who Escaped From WV Division Of Corrections In Beckley

Reported: Feb. 4, 2014 7:26 AM EST
Updated: Feb. 4, 2014 12:54 PM EST
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BECKLEY, W.Va. (Bethany Simmons) - The search was under way Tuesday for a man who escaped from the West Virginia Division of Corrections in Beckley.

Frank R. Smith, 27, reportedly escaped about 4 a.m. Tuesday, according to a news release from the center.

Smith was serving a one- to three-year term for one attempt to commit a felony. The crime happened in Cabell County.

Smith is a white male with blond/strawberry hair and blue eyes, standing about 5 feet, 11 inches tall and weighing about 175 pounds.

Smith has a scar on his left front forearm with a tattoo of stars around it. His other tattoos include a "WV" on his throat, an aces of spades and a three of spades; and two dice and flames on his left chest. Other tattoos include the right side of his neck, a tattoo of West Virginia with bars inside; left neck - praying hands; right front lower leg - "A; left front lower leg - horseshoes; left back forearm - "Bedseed;" right front forearm - "SSDD" in a banner with a spade behind, right front forearm - bio-hazard sign with "Sucker for Love;" right hand fingers - cross on middle finger; left front upper arms, block wall of Chinese symbol and flames; left front upper arms - three leaf clover with 13 1/2 100% honky start with F W B; and center chest 'Misbehaven."

If you have any information about his whereabouts, call the Beckley Correctional Center at 304-256-6780.

-- West Virginia Division of Corrections Photo



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