Jail Inmate On The Loose

An East Texas jail inmate is on the loose. The Gregg County Sheriff's Department says 25 year old trusty, Eddie Madewell, escaped around 7:00 p.m. while on kitchen duty. A department spokesman says Madewell went to take the trash out near the jail when he walked away. A command post has been set up in the Gregg County courthouse parking lot. Authorities say Madewell's orange jump suit has been found. They say he is a low- risk inmate.

If you have seen Eddie Madewell or know where he may be, call the Gregg County Sheriff's Department.