BECKLEY, W.Va. -- Authorities are searching for an inmate who escaped from the Beckley Correctional Center.
The center tells media outlets that 27-year-old Frank Smith escaped around 3:40 a.m. today.
Smith was serving a one- to three-year sentence out of Cabell County for attempting to commit a felony.
He is described as a white man with strawberry blonde hair and blue eyes, 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighing about 175 pounds. He has several tattoos, including praying hands on the left side of his neck and a "WV'' on his throat.