Wednesday, April 3, 2013 , Updated 6:21 p.m., April 4, 2013
UPDATEDX2: Escaped Dallas County Jail inmate caught at a Dallas hospital
Donald Greenlee was seeking treatment for injuries sustained in his escape.
DALLAS UPDATEX2: Donald Greenlee, 38, was arrested at UT Southwestern University Hospital about 1:15 a.m., nearly 24 hours after he fled the Dallas County Jail while taking out the trash. He was captured this morning after checking into a Dallas hospital to be treated for severe injuries suffered in his escape.
UPDATE: It’s been more than eight hours since Greenlee escaped from the Dallas County jail, and according to Dallas County Sheriff’s Department spokesperson Castro, “We have no new information to report at this time.”
Castro does point out that the only reason law enforcement didn’t use a helicopter last night was because of the rain. But she has no information about where he might have gone once he hopped over the razor wire.
Dallas police say they are assisting in the manhunt.
ORIGINAL STORY: An inmate escaped from the Lew Sterrett Justice Center this morning, according to the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department.
Shortly before 3 a.m, 38-year-old Donald Greenlee, an inmate in the Suzanne L. Kays Detention Center, went to take out the trash. He then jumped over the fence of the south tower of the Dallas County jail, says Carmen Castro, spokesperson for the sheriff’s department.
Castro says he was wearing a black-and-white jumper, and that Greenlee is 5-foot-11, 200 pounds, and has a tattoo on his right arm and hand. “Deputies are actively searching the area,” according to Castro, who adds via email that there’s “nothing further at this time.”
County records show Greenlee was scheduled to appear in court yesterday on burglary charges dating back to 1997.
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