The Wyoming Department of Corrections says an inmate has escaped from the Wyoming Honor Conservation Camp in Newcastle.


The escaped inmate is identified as 24-year-old James Friesen. He's described as 5 feet, 10 inches tall and about 160 pounds. He is a Caucasian male with brown hair and hazel eyes.

Witnesses last saw Friesen leaving the facility headed south.

Authorities warn anybody who might see Friesen not to approach him. Instead, they should call (307) 746-4486.

Friesen was sentenced in 2011 to three to five years for forgery.