Troopers search for escaped inmate in western Ky.

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) - State troopers in western Kentucky are searching for an inmate who escaped from a prison.

Troopers say 25-year-old Matthew L. Willis of Newport was last accounted for at 11:30 p.m. on Friday. The staff at Keeton Correctional Facility in Paducah reported him missing early Saturday morning.

Wills was last seen wearing a black hoodie with the hood cut out, red t-shirt, and blue jeans. He was serving a sentence for burglary out of Campbell County.

The Paducah Police Department and McCracken County Sheriff's Department are assisting in the search for Willis.

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