The search for a convicted murderer continues, who has been labeled as a walk-away from work release.

Authorities say 40 year old Anthony Gafford didn’t come back from work release out of the Community Corrections Center in Lincoln on January 26.  It’s the lowest custody level in the Department of Correctional Services.

Since 1997, he’s been serving a 30 to 50 year sentence for murder, but because of the Good Time Law, he was paroled on his mandatory minimum sentence in 2013.

Based on court records, Gafford has had his parole revoked on two previous occasions. He has most recently been housed with NDCS since July 2017 and had a parole hearing scheduled for April 2019.

When Mr. Gafford failed to return to CCC-L at the appropriate time, staff initiated the appropriate notification process to law enforcement. While the legal definition for his departure is ‘escape,’ Mr. Gafford left of his place of employment and did not return to the facility.

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