A Utah State Prison inmate who failed to return to a halfway house was still missing Monday, according to Juan Benavidez, Department of Corrections public affairs director.

Ronald R. Peterson, 29, of Kearns was on a 24-hour pass from the Bonneville Community Correctional Center in west Salt Lake City Sunday morning. He failed to make required phone calls every two hours until he went to sleep. When he did call at 3 p.m. Sunday, he was ordered to return to the halfway house."He didn't return so he was considered a walkaway," Benavidez said.

He was placed in the halfway house Feb. 23 and had been employed during his stay there.

This is the third time Peterson has violated his parole since being sentenced to prison for a one to 15-year term on Sept. 17, 1979, for burglary. He was to be paroled June 14.

"They will most likely reset his parole date as a result of this," Benavidez said.

Peterson is 5 feet 10 inches tall, blond and weighs 150 pounds.