A search was underway Saturday in Irvine for an inmate who escaped from the James A. Musick Facility, authorities said.

Max Edward Fernandez, 27, turned up missing during a security check at the facility Friday evening, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Department.

Fernandez had been in custody for possession of stolen property and a narcotics violation, the Sheriff's department said.

He was described as white, 5 feet 8 inches tall, and weighs 170 pounds.

Fernandez has brown hair, brown eyes and several tattoos including a tribal band on his upper right arm. He has a skull on his upper right back, and a USMC with a hammer head shark on his left tricep, the Sheriff's department said in a press release.

He was last seen wearing a gray t-shirt and red shorts under a pair of gray sweat pants, and may have been injured or cut during the escape, according to the Sheriff's department.

Anyone with information was urged to contact the Orange County Sheriff's Department at (714) 647-7000.

Source: KTLA 5

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