Escaped: Robert Wesley James
According to Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin 41-year-old Robert Wesley James of Attalla fled from a work detail at approximately 4:45 p.m. today. James walked away from the Etowah County judicial building. He drove away in a County maintenance department truck. The truck is described as a white Ford-150, single cab with a blue county license plate. James was working under the supervision of the County maintenance department when he escaped. He is a white male, five feet, four inches tall and was last seen wearing an orange shirt and blue pants. James has red hair and green eyes. Anyone who has information on his whereabouts is asked to call the Etowah County Sheriff’s Office at 256-546-2825. James was being detained on property crimes, burglary, theft and a misdemeanor drug crime.