Officers said the inmate, identified as Jason Mullen, who is from the Statesville area, may have stolen a car from the Catawba Valley Community College Alexander Center for Education and Applied Technology next to the jail.
Deputies believe Mullen may be in a stolen 1987 gray Dodge truck with license plate DKJ 7042.
The inmate was a trustee and took off while taking out trash, according to deputies.
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