The Clay County Sheriff’s Department continues its search for an escaped inmate.
Roy Norris escaped custody Monday. Norris was set to be transported to a Kentucky penitentiary. Sheriff Brandon Boone said deputies questioned family members Tuesday.
“Mr. Norris was on the trustee status and he decided to take off,” Boone said. “He had access that other inmates don’t have access being on trustee status. He got away from the facility at that point.”
Boone said after three months of trustee status, Norris did not give any indication to law officials he would run off. Norris was last seen running towards the Kyle Street area in Celina.
Norris was arrested for burglarizing the Clay County High School and another business. Boone said Norris has served one out of his ten-year sentence and was coming out on probation.
Boone said the department could use the public’s help finding Norris.
“We couldn’t do our job a lot of the times if it wasn’t for the citizens of each jurisdiction or community,” Boone said. “They help us a great deal with informing us with what’s going on inside the community.”
Norris was last seen wearing blue jeans, a gray and orange shirt, and tennis shoes. He is 5′ 7″ and about 185 pounds. Call the Sheriff’s office at (931) 243-3266 or call 911 if Norris is spotted.