|Updated: 8/03/2012 5:16 pm
||Published: 8/02/2012 10:06 pm
LITTLE ROCK, AR – The Perry County Sheriff’s Office says an inmate escaped from their jail Thursday night and they say he may now be in the Little Rock area driving a black GMC Envoy.
Authorities say 34-year-old Charles Hamner escaped by cutting the fence in recreation yard then stole a truck.
The sheriff’s office tells FOX16 that they believe a trustee working for the Road Department told Hamner which vehicle was stored with its keys inside. They think Hamner took the vehicle, a white 2004 Chevy extended cab truck, and smashed through the gate of the motor pool.
The sheriff’s office says a volunteer firefighter in the area spotted the truck, which has extensive front end damage, driving westbound on Highway 60 in Nimrod.
Perry County Sheriff’s Department, Arkansas State Police, Perry County Sheriff’s Department Reserve Unit, Local Fire Departments, Yell County Sheriff’s Department, Ola Police Department, Garland County Sheriff’s Office, Johnson County Sheriff’s Canine Department, Plumerville Police Department set up road blocks, searched vehicles and searched camping areas on Nimrod Lake.
Officials believe he may now be in the Little Rock area.
Hamner is 6 feet tall, weighs 234 pounds with blue eyes and brown hair. He has an angel tattoo on right arm and barbwire tattoo on left arm. Authorities consider him to be dangerous and say he be may be armed. Anyone who sees Hamner should contact local law enforcement.