Troopers seek help in locating escapee

FAIRBANKS- Alaska State Troopers are seeking the public's assistance in locating an escapee.

According to a press release, 24-year-old Vincent Blue-Matheny ran from the lobby of the North Star Detention Center near Ester this morning.

Blue-Matheny was reportedly filling out paper work from his transfer to the center from being in custody at Fairbanks Correctional Center.

Troopers say he was last seen wearing a black hoodie with a black hockey jersey over top and gray sweatpants.

Blue-Matheny has a birthmark on his left cheek and is approximately 5' 5" tall.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to phone Troopers at 451-5100 or to phone 911.