Search for escaped inmate from Carroll County continues

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The U.S. Marshals Service has become involved in the search for a Carroll County inmate who escaped from a work detail earlier this month.

Tommy Shane Morton, a state inmate, continued to be on the run Thursday. He walked away during a work detail near East Ranchette Road at Taylors Gin Road about 17 days ago.

Morton was serving ten years in prison for charges including manufacturing drugs, theft and burglary.

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Morton is described as 5-foot-10 and about 150 pounds.

A $1,000 reward is being offered for tips which lead to his capture.

Anyone who sees Morton is asked to call 911 immediately.

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