Search on after Arizona prison inmate escapes from work crew

(Photo: Arizona Department of Corrections)

PHOENIX — Arizona Department of Corrections officials are searching for an inmate at a minimum-security prison who had escaped from a work crew.

They said Skyler Martin walked away from a supervised off-site work crew Thursday near the area of 2500 S. 27th Avenue.

Corrections officials said they have dispatched chase teams and fugitive apprehension units to find Martin.

Phoenix police also is assisting in the search.

Corrections officials said Martin was housed at the state prison-Phoenix West.

Martin was sentenced to 7.5 years for aggravated DUI out of Maricopa County and was sent to prison in April 2017.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.