Man walks away from correction center

A MAN incarcerated at the East Ohio Regional Correction Center escaped this afternoon.

Police are looking for Ryan Leeper. He was originally sentenced in Tuscarawas County for failure to register as a sex offender.

Leeper is about 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighs 160 pounds with multiple tattoos on each arm.

Correction center officials said Leeper walked out of the Jefferson County facility through a kitchen door during a routine kitchen cleaning detail.