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Manhunt Underway For Escaped Inmate In Homestead

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Homestead Police are looking for an escaped inmate.

Dozens of officers are taking part in the manhunt for 40-year-old Marv Hubbard.

On Wednesday afternoon, they were searching for him in the area of SW 312 Street and SW 147th Avenue. Chopper4 spotted police using dogs in the search.

Authorities say Hubbard is about 6’01” and weighs about 177 pounds.

Police say he was doing community work when he escaped.

“At approximately 1:10 in the afternoon we were notified by Farmshare. It’s a business in Homestead that has inmate crews working at their location from the Department of Corrections that one of the inmates fled the area,” said Det. Fernando Morales with Homestead Police.

Officers say he was supposed to be wearing an inmate uniform but he somehow got a change of clothes and jumped a fence at Farmshare off SW 320th St and 141st Avenue.

“He was last seen wearing a white shirt with blue shorts and a blue baseball hat,” said Det. Morales.

At around 7 p.m. on Thursday, police released home surveillance pictures of Hubbard roaming a Homestead neighborhood.

The Florida Department of Corrections issued a statement on the escape, saying,

“Today, inmate Marv Hubbard from Dade CI left his community work detail without authorization from staff. The Department immediately notified Miami-Dade Sheriff’s Office, Homestead Police Department and Florida City Police Department and a search is underway for the inmate. As this is an active investigation, this is all of the information available at this time.”

Authorities set up a perimeter from SW 312th Street to SW 328th Street and from SW 147th Avenue to SW 137 Avenue.

“We have perimitarized this whole area and, at this point in time, several K-9 units are conducting a search,” said Det. Morales. “We’re basically asking the residents to please stay inside, lock your doors and windows for now. They will see K-9 units in the area. Obviously, if they see the somebody resembling the escapee to please immediately contact 911.”

Drivers should try to avoid the area.

Hubbard was in custody of the Dade Correctional Institution located in Florida City and was serving a 20-year prison sentence for burglary of an occupied home. He arrived at the facility in August 2007. He was first assigned to his community work assignment on August 2016.

If you see Hubbard, call your local law enforcement agency or call the Florida Department of Corrections at (850) 922-6867.

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