From the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office:

Sunday around 1:00 PM, a prisoner inside the Montgomery County Jail was determined to be missing and an immediate search was initiated of the exterior and surrounding areas of the jail.


The prisoner, Britt Chadvurn Privatte, W/M 5-15-1972, was last seen in the recreation yard sometime earlier. Investigators believe that Privatte scaled a wall inside the recreation yard and broke through the upper fencing to the roof.

Privatte was arrested by the Houston Police Department on January 7, 2013, along with two other suspects involving a bank robbery inside the City of Houston but within the boundaries of Montgomery County in the Kingwood area.

Privatte was being held in the Montgomery County Jail on the following charges:

Aggravated Robbery Houston Police Department No Bond

Escape While arrested Houston Police Department No Bond

Burglary of a Habitation Harris County $20,000 Bond

Order of Arrest (Misdemeanor) Walker County $2,000 Bond

Aggravated Robbery X 3 Fort Bend County $50,000 Bond x 3

Privatte was known to work in the Walker County area and listed an address in Sugar Land, Texas as his home.

Investigators with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Texas Rangers and other local law enforcement agencies are working together using all available resources to track down and arrest the prisoner.

Privatte should be considered dangerous and anyone who may know the whereabouts of the escaped prisoner or has information they believe could be useful should call 936-760-5800 (Option 3) 24 hours a day or should contact their local law enforcement immediate.

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Crime Stoppers will pay up to a $1000 cash reward for information leading to an arrest or indictment of a felony crime. Call 800-392-STOP (7867). Anonymous tips can also be made through the Montgomery County Crime Stoppers WEB PAGE at

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