Texas inmate escaped from jail

POLK COUNTY, TX (KSLA) – Polk County, Texas Sheriff's deputies are currently searching for an inmate who escaped through an open back door of the jail shortly after midnight.

The 26 year old inmate, Daniel Lee was cleaning the kitchen floors inside the county jail when he slipped past the deputy on duty.

Lee was spotted running into a wooded area east of the Polk County Sheriff's office. Authorities believe he shed his orange jumpsuit and is now wearing black shorts, white tennis shoes, and a dark colored t-shirt.

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