UPDATE: Authorities continue to search for escaped Martinsville inmate, may be with girlfriend

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Several agencies, including the Martinsville Police Department and Virginia State Police, are still looking for an inmate who escaped in September.

Dekey Trevor Penn walked away from a work detail in the west Fayette Street area of Martinsville on September 13.

Authorities believe he is still in the region, and he may with his girlfriend, Latonya Turner.

Officials say Penn frequently changes his hair styles, and was last seen with his hair partially dyed blonde.

If you have any information, you are asked to give police a call.


The Martinsville Police Department need your help in finding a runaway inmate from the Martinsville City Jail.

The inmate has been identified as 33-year-old Dekey Penn.

WDBJ7 was told that Penn was on the work crew earlier today when he ran off.

Penn was last seen wearing blue jeans, a white t-shirt and work boots.

Anyone with information on Penn's whereabouts should call the Martinsville Sheriff's Office.