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A woman serving out a sentence for a Custer County burglary walked away from a Billings prerelease center Wednesday night, according to a press release issued by Alternatives Inc. and the Montana Department of Corrections. 

Katee Thompson, 25, walked away from the Passages Women's Program at 1001 South 27th Street at about 7:30 p.m., according to the press release issued shortly before 10 p.m. She had been at the center since April 12.

Both Alternaties Inc. and the Montana Department of Corrections issued the press release "in hopes of enlisting assistance in her apprehension."

Thompson is described as 5 feet 6 inches tall with blonde hair and blue eyes. Her ethnicity is described as Caucasian, she weights 142 pounds and was born in Miles City, according to the release. 

"She should be considered dangerous as she is facing a 10-year sentence for felony escape and as such should not be approached," according to the release. Anyone with information about her whereabouts is asked to call law enforcement immediately.   

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Night Reporter

General assignment reporter for The Billings Gazette.