Ohio inmate walks away from garage

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LEBANON -- The Ohio prisons department says an inmate is missing after walking away from his work assignment as an auto mechanic.

The Department of Rehabilitation and Correction says Stephen Ramey was last seen shortly before noon Tuesday at the garage at Lebanon Correctional Institution in southwest Ohio.

The garage, where state vehicles are repaired, is outside the prison's security perimeter in a minimum-security camp.

The state says the 35-year-old Ramey was admitted to prison in March on a one-year sentence for a burglary conviction out of Montgomery County and was scheduled for release in January.

The state's last walkaway inmate was captured within a day after leaving a prison garage at Mansfield Correctional Institution in December 2011.

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