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Billings pre-release reports walkaway

Posted at 5:24 AM, Aug 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-12 08:25:50-04

BILLINGS - A man serving a sentenced for drug possession walked away from the Alpha House Pre-release Center on Sunday night.

Officials said Austin James Barnhart, 25, left the facility at about 9 p.m. He was last seen wearing a gray LA Dodger baseball cap, dark blue polo shirt, black gym shorts and white tennis shoes.

Barhart was most recently convicted in Yellowstone County of felony drug possession. According to state prison records, Barnhart has previous felony drug convictions in Yellowstone and Flathead counties.

Barnhart is described as a white male, 6-feet, 1-inch tall, 200 pounds with red hair and hazel eyes.

Anyone with information about Barhart is asked to call law enforcement.