Inmate, Accomplice Still Missing after Callahan Co. Jail Escape

CALLAHAN COUNTY, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - An inmate and his accomplice are still at large after an escape from the Callahan County Jail last week.

Arthur Thurman, 32, and Olmedo Bailey Olivias, 19, are now both wanted in Callahan County and warrants have been issued for their arrest. 

Law enforcement agencies began searching Callahan County and the surrounding towns Thursday after Thurman escaped custody.

The Texas Department of Public Safety joined the search with a helicopter but there was little sign of the escapee. 

Thurman's prison clothing was recovered from a dumpster, but the men have yet to be found. 

The Callahan County Sheriff's Office says Thurman escaped by getting into Olivias' pickup during visitation hours at the jail Thursday afternoon. 

Thurman was a trustee inmate when he escaped, meaning he was deemed trustworthy and had privileges not extended to other inmates, according to the Sheriff's Office. 

He was serving time in the Callahan County Jail after he was picked up on a warrant for methamphetamine charges out of Oklahoma. 

It's currently unclear what charges Thurman and Olivias will be facing for the escape. 

BigCountryHomepage will continue to provide updates on the search for Thurman and Olivias. Check back for the latest. 



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