Police search for escaped inmate

Jeremy Jaquan Griffin / Courtesy: J Reuben Long Detention Center

Officers are searching for an inmate who escaped from J. Reuben Long Detention Center, and they are asking the public for help.

According to a media alert from J. Reuben Long, officers discovered that Jeremy Jaquan Griffin had escaped from a fenced area adjacent to the laundry room of the Minimum Security Building just before 10:00 p.m. on Friday night. Griffin was working as an inmate worker in the laundry room at the time of his escape.

"In the video of the laundry room he made several trips back and forth out of there. There were three inmates working in the laundry room and at about 9:40 two other inmates took some laundry back up into the housing units. At that time you can see him {Griffin} walking into the fenced in area and he never returns," Director of Detention Tom Fox said.

Griffin was booked in to the detention center on July 7th and was serving a 90-day sentence for failure to appear in court for driving with a suspended license for the third or subsequent time. Now Fox says, by escaping, he'll face federal charges.

Griffin is a black male 6'0' tall, 210 lbs, with two tattoos on forearms. On his right forearm he has a tattoo with the name Jayden, on his left, the name Tiyanan.

Fox says the search is concentrated in the Conway area. Griffin's last known address was on Oak Street in Conway. They are also working with Marion police because Griffin has family there. Fox says they don't think he is armed.

Anyone who knows where police can find Griffin should call 911.