Inmate escapes jail, police still searching


Original post, 10:08 p.m.:

An inmate escaped Friday evening at the Jackson County Jail and police are still searching for him.

Police said Daniel A. Coomer escaped from the jail in Brownstown around 8:40 p.m. and was last seen walking toward Brownstown. Authorities said he escaped “While at outdoor recreation.”

He was last seen walking on Sugar Street near the Brownstown McDonald’s around 10 p.m.

Coomer is:
39 years old
230 lbs
Blue Eyes
Brown Hair

If you have any information contact the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department at 812-358-2141.

Multiple police agencies are assisting the sheriff’s department at this time.

Coomer was being held at the Jackson County Jail on multiple charges including: Driving while suspended, possession of methamphetamine, possession of paraphernalia, auto theft, operating a vehicle while intoxicated, operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing endangerment and impersonation of a public servant.

He’s been held in the jail since June 4, according to jail records.

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