Police Need Your Help Locating Courtroom Escapee

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

REEVES COUNTY - Authorities in Reeves County need your help to catch the man they say was sentenced to jail time, but escaped and ran out of the courtroom.

Deputies say 37-year-old Jose Joe Salazar Chavez is still on the loose.

On Thursday morning, Chavez was sentenced to 180 days in jail for contempt of court for child support owed.

But about 9:45, Chavez escaped and ran out of the courtroom.

He is described as a hispanic male, 5'11", about 235 pounds, black hair, brown eyes, and numerous tattoos.

A reward is being offered if you have information that leads to his arrest.

You can contact the Reeves County Sheriff's Office at 432-445-4901.