Man Escapes Police Department

A Gilmer man is still on the run after escaping from the Gladewater Police Department.

Officers say Alvin Charles McKnight was arrested Sunday, charged with theft, and unlawfully carrying a weapon.

Just after his arraignment in a back room of the department, officers say McKnight escaped through a back door.

Six law enforcement agencies are helping to search for the suspect.

McKnight is a 20 year old black male.

He stands 6-feet 4-inches tall, weighing about 180 pounds.

If you have any information on his whereabouts, call the Gladewater Police Department.

Amy Tatum, reporting.