Collinsville Native Breaks Out of Etowah County Jail

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Justin Wade Hopkins (Photo Source: Etowah County Sheriff's Dept.)

ETOWAH COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) — Authorities in Etowah County are searching for an escaped inmate.

Justin Wade Hopkins, 30, is from Collinsville.  He escaped shortly after 4:00 a.m. Friday and was last seen running toward Tuscaloosa Avenue in Gadsden.  Hopkins served in the jail as an inmate kitchen worker.

Hopkins was in jail on theft and burglary charges.

If you see Hopkins, call the Etowah County Sheriff’s Office.  The number is (256) 546-2825.