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Police Search for Escaped Inmate

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The search is on for an inmate who escaped from the county jail Sunday evening. The man police are looking for is 30 year old Joe Hernandez.

Hernandez was arrested earlier for drug possession. Police say he managed to escape while being transported from the city detention center to the county jail.

He was last seen in the county jail parking lot. The CCPD Canine unit is on scene near Waco Street. Several patrol officers are in the downtown area searching for the escapee.

We have a crew on the scene and will update you as soon as more information becomes available.