WARREN COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) - Warren County Sheriff Rusty Hart said a structural issue with the building is to blame for the escape of a prison inmate on Saturday.
The Warren County Sheriff's Office confirmed Gary M. Conner escaped from the jail.
Conner is a 27-year-old white male. He is described to be about 6 feet tall and 170 pounds. He has short brown hair, blues eyes and tattoos on his upper right arm and left arm.
Chief Deputy Bill Miller said Conner jumped a 14-foot fence in the recreation area of the jail Saturday around 9:30 a.m. and slid down a wall. Conner was then seen running through a wooded area and into a nearby neighborhood about a quarter of a mile away from the jail.
Conner was last seen driving a stolen 2009 gray Volkswagen Jetta, license plate HV185H with stickers on the rear window.
Chief Deputy Miller said Conner stole the car from a resident's garage and could be heading toward the Lafayette area.
Warren County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help. Contact your local law enforcement if you spot a vehicle or person that fits the description listed.
Deputies said he was arrested on September 9 for felony burglary and felony theft and receiving stolen property.
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