Although there has still been no official announcement by authorities or no press release issued it was learned Monday evening that police in Galveston County are looking for an escaped inmate.
The Galveston County Sheriff's Office did confirm, when asked, that Dominic Talies Potter escaped from the county jail around 7:15pm while taking out the garbage.
Potter is a white male with brown hair. He stands 5 feet, 11 inches tall and he is 38 years old.
According to court records, he is awaiting trial for forgery. There has also been a warrant issued for him for parole board violations and he is wanted on a warrant issued in Tarrant County, Fort Worth, his hometown.
It is reported that Potter was given duty in the county jail working in the kitchen. Part of his duties was to take the garbage outside to the dumpster. It was on one of those trips outside that he did not return.
He was last seen running across the field in the 5800 block of Broadway wearing a blue jail jumpsuit.