Sheriff’s deputies in Florida say an inmate who escaped from labor detail is on the loose.

He had been assigned to hold traffic signs at the time of Anthony Ray Barnes’s abduction and escape.

An official with the Florida Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation says a convicted felon who has a lengthy criminal record escaped from a work-release program on Thursday and is still at large.

Anthony Ray Barnes was last seen near the intersection of Mobile Highway and Boulder Street in Bellview, where he had been assigned to handle traffic lights before he went missing.