POLK COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - After less than an hour-long search, Polk County authorities managed to track down an inmate who apparently escaped custody while on work detail.
According to the Polk County Sheriff's Office, Carl Williams, 18, was picking up trash along Windham Ranch Road around 2 p.m., when he ran into a wooded area. Deputy Ted Everitt stayed with the other inmates and called law enforcement to let them know about the escape.
Officers from various agencies responded. Two deputies entered the woods with a tracking dog and found where Williams had removed his jail-issued clothes, according to the report.
The sheriff's office received a call from a resident on Rios Road, advising he was running north into a wooded area near Goodrich North Subdivision. Around 2:43 p.m., Sgt. Ronnie Bogany of Livingston Police caught Williams.
Williams, who was already being held on a burglary of a habitation charge, will now be charged with escape, a third-degree felony.