Local police departments are assisting other law enforcement agencies in search of an escaped criminal who was in custody of a Live Oak County sheriffs deputy. Jake Childers escaped from a Live Oak County Sheriffs patrol unit near the Live Oak County Jail in George West on Christmas Eve.
After escaping, police say he stole a truck and guns from a residence in Live Oak County.
Authorities in Atascosa County have reason to believe Childers may be hiding in this county and could be looking for someone to help him.
On Monday, December 26, a perimeter was being patrolled just east of Campbellton.
Childers could also be armed and should be considered dangerous. He is described as a white male, 5 ft. 5 in. tall, 155 lbs., with brown hair and green eyes. Anyone with any information about his whereabouts are urged to call 9-1-1 or contact the Atascosa County Sheriffs Office at 830-769-3434.