- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 19, 2015

HOPE, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas Department of Correction says authorities have captured a work-release inmate who walked away from his job site in Texarkana.

Corrections spokeswoman Cathy Frye says 31-year-old Torey Phillips was found Tuesday night at an apartment complex in Hope. He went missing earlier in the day after leaving his job at an auto shop in Texarkana.

Phillips had been housed at the Texarkana Regional Correction Center, but Frye says he was sent to the Ouachita River Correctional Unit after his capture.

Phillips had been working at the auto shop in Texarkana, Texas, since May. He was serving a 15-year-old sentence on a drug charge out of Hempstead County.

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