Authorities are searching for an inmate who reportedly escaped from custody at the Leavenworth County Jail.

Authorities are searching for an inmate who reportedly escaped from custody at the Leavenworth County Jail.

George J. Burgess Jr., 38, reportedly walked away from a duty assignment at 11:45 p.m. Thursday, according to Undersheriff Jim Sherley.

Deputies from the Sheriff's Office and Leavenworth police officers searched for Burgess with assistance from other law enforcement agencies.

Officers checked known locations where the subject Burgess had previous affiliations.

Burgess is not believed to be armed at this time. The investigation is ongoing.

People with information are asked to contact the Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office (913) 682-5724 or (913) 724 -1313 or leave information on our website tip line at www.lvsheriff.org.