MADRAS, Ore. -

 Authorities are looking for an inmate who escaped from a Central Oregon prison.

KTVZ-TV reports the inmate was from the Deer Ridge Correctional Institution, a 7-year-old minimum-security prison near Madras.

He was identified as 31-year-old Clinton Orvill Swearingen, reported missing Sunday night.

The prison said he was most likely wearing jeans and a T-shirt with the word "inmate" and a Department of Corrections logo.

  But Sheriff Jim Adkins said Monday he may have changed clothes and left the area.

Swearingen is described as white, 5-feet-6, 140 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes.

An SUV stolen not far from the prison was found later, abandoned in Madras.

A search of the town turned up no trace.

Swearingen was serving time on theft and burglary convictions in Linn County.