Arizona Corrections Dept.: Inmate walks away from work crew

In this undated photo released by the Arizona Department is Joshua J. Speedling. The Arizona Department of Corrections says Speedling, a minimum-custody inmate, walked away from an off-site work crew in Casa Grande. The department said Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, that Joshua J. Speedling walked away from the crew at 8 p.m. Wednesday and that state and local law enforcement agencies were notified at that time. (Arizona Department of Corrections via AP)

CASA GRANDE — The Arizona Department of Corrections says a minimum-custody inmate walked away from an off-site work crew in Casa Grande.

The department said Thursday that Joshua J. Speedling walked away from the crew at 8 p.m. Wednesday and that state and local law enforcement agencies were notified at that time. He was working on a crew at Alliance Truss, 1392 N. VIP Blvd., and was last seen at 8:05 p.m.

The department's online profile for Speedling says he is white, weighs 215 pounds and is 6-foot-4. Court records indicate Speedling is 38 years old.

Speedling, a minimum-custody inmate, was housed at the Lewis prison in Buckeye. He was admitted to prison this year after being sentenced in Maricopa County to serve five years for forgery, criminal possession of a forgery device and a dangerous drug violation.

Casa Grande Police and Arizona Department of Public Safety were notified at the time. ADC Criminal Investigators is working with the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force to locate and apprehend Speedling.

Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is encouraged to call 911.

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