Inmate escapes from Texas prison work detail

Authorities are searching for an escaped inmate last seen in Winnsboro on Monday morning.

According to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, 25-year-old Alvin Elliott is a trusty at the Clyde M. Johnston Unit who reportedly fled from a work assignment outside of the unit.

He was last seen at about 8:15 a.m. near County Road 4400 in Winnsboro.

Elliott is 6-feet tall and weighs about 280 pounds.

He was last seen wearing standard issue prison whites, which look like medical scrubs, prison officials say.

Elliott was convicted of burglary of a habitation in Morris County and is a probationer who was assigned to the Johnston unit as part of his probation.

He has been in custody at the unit since June 24, 2019.

An active search was underway in the area near County Road 4400 where he was last seen.

The area is reported to be heavily wooded.

The TDCJ is asking anyone who has seen Elliott or has information about his whereabouts to contact the Office of Inspector General hotline at (936) 437-5171.

Anyone who sees Elliott should not approach him, prison officials said.

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