A 23-year-old Michigan man serving a sentence of up to five years for fleeing from police who were pursuing him walked away from a prison facility Sunday evening.
Edwin Allen Harris had been transferred to the Lone Peak facility, a non-secure area at the prison complex, on Wednesday and walked away sometime between 8:30 and 11 p.m., said Corrections spokesman Dave Franchina.Officials believe he still has family in Michigan and may be trying to make his way back there - possibly by hitchhiking.
Franchina described the man, an American Indian, as 6 feet 2 inches tall, approximately 155 pounds with brown hair and eyes. Inmates at the Lone Peak facility have access to civilian clothing, so the man may not be dressed in prison clothes.
He was committed to prison Nov. 13 and had a parole date of April 28, 1992. There is no reason to believe Harris is unusually dangerous, Franchina said.