EUTAW, Ala. (AP) — Alabama authorities are searching for an escaped inmate who was recently convicted of shooting at a sheriff’s deputy.
The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency told media outlets Tuesday night that state and local authorities are looking for 23-year-old Eric Washington of Eutaw.
Spokesman Reginal King says Washington overpowered the staff at Greene County jail and took their keys before fleeing on foot around 9 p.m. He was last seen wearing black shorts and no shirt.
Authorities say Washington is serving a 30-year sentence after shooting at a Greene County deputy during a pursuit last year.
Officials say he is considered armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information about Washington’s whereabouts is urged to contacted authorities.