Authorities are searching for an inmate who failed to return from a work release assignment.

Iowa Department of Corrections officials said in a news release that Maurice Turner didn't report back to the Marshalltown Residential Facility, as required, Friday night. According to court records, Turner is serving time after being convicted of third-offense domestic abuse assault and other crimes in Tama County.

The 44-year-old Turner is described as a 5-foot, 7-inch black male, who weighs about 262 pounds. Corrections officials said he was admitted to the work release facility on Oct. 21.

Anyone with information on Turner's whereabouts should contact local police.

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