Inmate Kenneth Gomez, vehicle missing from Colorado Correctional Center, aka Camp George West

GOLDEN, Colo. - A prisoner and a vehicle are missing from a state correctional facility in Golden.

Authorities said offender Kenneth Gomez, 30, was missing during the 10:15 a.m. head-count on Wednesday at the Colorado Correctional Center, also known as Camp George West.

The camp is a minimum-security facility. The facility's website said many offenders have work assignments off-grounds with correctional industries and other state agencies, including the State Patrol, Department of Transportation, and State Surplus facility in Denver.

Gomez was working as a mechanic in the Colorado State Patrol garage. Authorities said a red service vehicle belonging to the Colorado State Patrol garage is missing.

Gomez is described as a Hispanic man, 5-foot-4 inches tall, 150 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair. Gomez has several tattoo's including: "Jester" on the right side of his neck, "Josiah" on the left side of his neck, "Eye of Ra" on his upper right arm, "Destiney" on his right lower arm, "Evageline" on his left lower inside arm, "Amorina" on his chest and "Brandie" on his back.

Gomez was convicted on charges of burglary and disturbing the public peace in Jefferson County in 2011. He was serving five years.

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