The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is searching for an inmate who escaped the jail Sunday evening.
Ricky Dale Dotson, 28, escaped by climbing a razor wire fence that surrounds the recreation yard and fled on foot. A correction’s officer attempted to grab Dotson’s feet as he crossed the razor wire, but couldn’t. He then called for backup. Correction officers then began chasing Dotson and additional personnel were called to assist.
Dotson is described as being 5 feet, 7 inches and weighs 160 lbs. He has blonde hair and green eyes.
Dotson was originally arrested on January 20 for aggravated burglary and is scheduled to appear in court on February 20.
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