Felon Escapes Texas Jail with Help from Mother, Girlfriend

Van Zandt County Jail(DALLAS) — 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.
 
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