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DOWNTOWN MEMPHIS, Tenn. (FOX13) -

UPDATE: According to Shelby County Sheriff's office, the inmate who walked away Wednesday from a downtown work detail is back in custody this morning. Freeman was arrested shortly after 7 p.m. last night by Memphis Police. 

Officers received information Freeman was in the area of Airways near Dunn.

Freeman was seen walking near the intersection and was quickly taken into custody.

Michael Freeman is back at Shelby County Corrections Center.

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Officers are searching for 29-year-old Michael Freeman, a Shelby County Corrections Center inmate, who walked away Wednesday around noon from a work detail in Downtown Memphis.

The sheriff's office said Freeman left a clean-up crew at the MATA Trolley Line wood-working shop at 547 North Main.

Freeman is black, 5-foot-7 in height, weighs 155 pounds and has black hair. He was wearing a light blue shirt with the letters "SCDC" in yellow across the back. The sides of his blue jeans were also trimmed with the yellow letters.

Freeman is serving a three-year sentence for Vandalism $10,000-$60,000 and Petition to Revoke a Suspended Sentence.

Freeman and other correction center inmates who meet certain qualifications are permitted to work at various government facilities, non-profit organizations and other places throughout Shelby County.

If you recognize Freeman you are urged to call CrimeStoppers at 901-528-CASH.

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