Escaped inmate from Lawrence County Jail sought

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New Castle Police are searching for an inmate who failed to return to jail following a funeral.

Police issued this evening a felony escape warrant for Durand Lawson, 20, after he missed a 2:30 p.m. deadline to return to the Lawrence County Jail. Lawson was released on furlough to attend a family member's funeral. An Allegheny County dispatcher said Lawson blames police for his family member's death and could try to retaliate if approached. He is considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information should call New Castle Police at 724-656-9300.

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