Authorities looking for man who escaped from Missouri correction - KCTV5 News

Authorities looking for man who escaped from Missouri correctional center

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John Toy Long's mugshot. (Missouri Department of Corrections) John Toy Long's mugshot. (Missouri Department of Corrections)
LICKING, MO (KCTV) -

The authorities are looking for a man who escaped from a correctional center in Missouri.

At about 10:15 a.m., a man named John Toy Long walked away from the worksite at the South Central Correctional Center in Licking, Missouri.

Long is a 41-year-old white man who stands 5 feet, 5 inches tall and weighs 166 pounds. He has brown hair and hazel eyes.

Residents are asked to call local law enforcement or the Missouri State Highway Patrol if they see him.

The authorities in the area of the correctional center and MSHP are working with the DOC to capture him.

K-9 units from Farmington Correctional Center and Ozark Correctional Center have been sent out, and the Corrections Emergency Response Team has been activated.

A helicopter is also involved in the search.

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