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Deputies search for inmate who walked off job site

Walter Ross, 53 Walter Ross, 53

Orleans Parish deputies are searching for a transitional work inmate who walked off the job Sunday.

Deputies say 53-year-old Walter Ross left his job at a local grocery store around 3:30 p.m..

The sheriff's department says they began the search within 10 minutes of his disappearance but have not yet found him.

Ross was scheduled to be released from prison in December 2015, but deputies say when he is re-captured he'll be charged with simple escape and will no longer be eligible for the transitional work program.

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