JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is searching for escaped inmate Gary M. Thigpen.

Police say he was working as a trustee at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds located at 510 Fairgrounds Place when he walked off.

Thigpen was reported missing to dispatch at 4:22 p.m. An extensive search was conducted including last known contacts and addresses. The suspect was not located. The suspect was incarcerated for theft.

Anyone with any information reference this escaped inmate is asked to contact the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office at 904-630-0500 or email JSOCrimeTips@jaxsheriff.org.

To remain anonymous and receive a possible reward up to $3,000 contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS