- Associated Press - Sunday, January 4, 2015

LUVERNE, Ala. (AP) - Authorities say they’re searching for an inmate who escaped from the Crenshaw County jail.

Crenshaw County sheriff’s Chief Investigator Mike Johnson told WSFA-TV that 46-year-old Paul Holley escaped the county jail early Friday morning by using a piece of cardboard to keep an inside door from fully closing. He was later able to exit the building.

Johnson says while other inmates were asleep Holley - who has a prosthetic leg - climbed a fence in the recreation yard and ran along the jail’s roof before climbing down another fence and fleeing. Investigators say Holley was awaiting trial on charges of burglary, theft and more.

Authorities say they believe Holley is driving a white 2001 Chevrolet pick-up truck. Johnson says security improvements are planned for the jail.

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