Inmate escapes custody after dentist appointment

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Authorities are searching for an inmate from the Box Elder County Jail who failed to return to from a court-approved dentist appointment.

The Standard-Examiner reports ( ) that an arrest warrant was issued Thursday for Austin Christensen. The sheriff’s office says he hasn’t been seen since being temporarily released from the jail for his appointment Tuesday.

Court records show Christensen is serving more than two years in jail for attempted possession of a forgery device, attempted joyriding and attempted possession of a dangerous weapon.

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