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CAMP VERDE, Ariz. (AP) -- The U.S. Marshals Service is joining the manhunt for an Arizona inmate who escaped from a central Arizona jail.
U.S. Marshal David Gonzales of the Arizona District said Thursday that federal agents will work with local officials to locate Wade Cole Dickinson.
The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office says earlier this month the 28-year-old Dickinson fled on foot from the Camp Verde Detention Center. Officials say Dickinson scaled a wall in the jail's recreation yard and separate overhead security fencing to access the roof and climb down to the ground level.
Authorities say he was awaiting a transfer to a state prison.
Dickinson was recently sentenced to nearly 25 years in prison for fraud, drugs and possession of a firearm.
Dickinson is 6 feet tall, 190 pounds and is an experienced mixed martial arts trainer. He is considered a danger to the community and should not be approached. Authorities believe he may have changed his appearance to avoid detection.
Anyone with any information on the escape or Dickinson's location is asked to contact the Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232. A $5,000 reward is being offered from Silent Witness and the U.S. Marshals Service has added a $2,000 reward for any information that leads to the arrest of Dickinson.