Search Continues For Longview Escapee

The search is ongoing for a Gregg County Jail escapee who disappeared from custody on Saturday. 22-year-old Michael Afotey was being booked into jail on robbery charges Saturday at the south jail, when he mixed in among other inmates being transferred and made his break. Police lost him in a wooded area at a nearby railway and are still combing an area they believe he may be hiding in.

Many homes in the area he disappeared in are abandoned, and police have trying to search them individually. K-9 units failed to pick up the trail, and dozens of police units continue the search.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the Gregg County Sheriff's Office or Crimestoppers.

Bob Hallmark, reporting.