County Jail Suspends Program After Inmate Escapes

Published 06/11 2014 10:18PM

Updated 06/11 2014 10:29PM

by Victoria Price

LUBBOCK, TX – Lubbock County Sheriff Kelly Rowe announced Wednesday that his office has suspended one of their county jail work programs, after an inmate participant escaped custody. 49 year old Randy Williams remains at large.

Also on Wednesday, LSO announced a $1,000 Crime Line reward for information leading to William's arrest.

Williams escaped from a work detail at the county’s garage in downtown Lubbock on Tuesday. As a low-risk offender he was allowed to work outside the Lubbock County Detention Center and while at work officials said he started a fire in the garage. The fire was used a diversion so he could steal a county-owned pickup truck and escape. The truck was found at 84th Street and Ash Avenue Tuesday afternoon.

Williams, as of early Wednesday afternoon, was still on the loose. He was originally in custody for theft, DWI, and possession of a small quantity of controlled substance.

Anyone with information on Williams can call Crime Line at 806-741-1000.  A caller can remain anonymous and (if eligible) still collect a reward.

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