Authorities in Texas are still searching for an inmate who escaped a county detention center with help from his mother and girlfriend. Jay Scott McEvers, 47, escaped from Van Zandt County Detention Center — located about 60 miles east of Dallas — on Wednesday. He was last seen wearing orange jail pants and a white tank top, according to police.
Authorities said McEvers is considered armed and dangerous and may be driving a red Chevrolet Cobalt.
McEvers was booked at the detention center on April 14 for possession of a firearm and possession of a controlled substance.
His criminal history includes an armed bank robbery and various drug charges.
Overnight, deputies arrested McEvers’ mother, Carolyn McEvers, and girlfriend, Cynthia Heese, in connection to the case.