MDOC said multiple agencies, including the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP), MDOC, K-9 Units from Farmington Correctional Center and Ozark Correctional Center, the Corrections Emergency Response Team (CERT), and a helicoptor have been pulled in to help with the search. Long is described as a 41-year-old white male, 5 ft. 5 inches tall, 166 lbs., with brown hair and hazel eyes.

Missouri Department of Corrections (MDOC) announced in a press release Thursday afternoon that an inmate, John Long, 41, walked away from a minimum security work site in Licking, Mo.

According to the release, Long "walked away from the grounds of South Central Correctional Center" Thursday morning. Long had been assigned to a minimum security unit and left his work assignment, "which is located outside the secure perimeter of the facility."

Long is described as a 41-year-old white male, 5 ft. 5 inches tall, 166 lbs., with brown hair and hazel eyes.

MDOC said multiple agencies, including the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP), MDOC, K-9 Units from Farmington Correctional Center and Ozark Correctional Center, the Corrections Emergency Response Team (CERT), and a helicoptor have been pulled in to help with the search.

According to the press release, Long was serving two concurrent six-year sentences for receiving stolen property and second-degree burglary. He has previous convictions for second-degree assault, operating a vehicle while intoxicated resulting in injury, possession of a controlled substance, resisting/interfering with arrest, second-degree domestic assault and misdemeanor stealing.

MDC said Long was taken into their custody from Texas County on June 2, 2017 and had a presumptive parole date scheduled for Sept. 14, 2019.

The public is asked to contact local law enforcement if they see him.