Inmate Escapes from Upton County Jail

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

UPTON COUNTY -  Upton County Sheriff Dan Brown tells NewsWest 9 that an inmate escaped a little before 11 a.m. Wednesday morning from the Upton County Jail.

Witnesses said they saw the man run into a home near the 300 block of 9th St.

Justin Dale Jackson was located next door in a water heater closet located outside the residence.

Jackson was serving time for a State Jail Felony.

Sheriff Brown tells NewsWest 9, the man escaped around 11 and was apprehended about an hour later.

The Sheriff's Department is looking into how Jackson was able to escape to prevent further issues.