Prisoner Escapes From Dallas Jail

By Greg Janda
|  Wednesday, Apr 3, 2013  |  Updated 1:08 PM CDT
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Officers say Donald Greenlee made daring escape while taking out the trash.

Jeff Smith, NBC 5 News

Officers say Donald Greenlee made daring escape while taking out the trash.

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Prisoner Escapes From Dallas Jail

The Dallas Sheriff's Office says an inmate escaped from the Lew Sterrett Jail early Wednesday morning.
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The Dallas Sheriff's Office says an inmate escaped from the Lew Sterrett Jail early Wednesday morning.

Donald Greenlee, 38, jumped over a fence and escaped while taking out trash around 2:40 a.m.

Greenlee has been described as a 5'11" white male that weighs around 200 pounds. He has a tattoo on his right arm and hand and was last seen wearing a black and white jumpsuit.

Greenlee has been convicted of burglary, fraud, and evading arrest.

An active police search continues on the ground, but police say they cannot launch their helicopter due to weather conditions.

Around 9:30 a.m., police say there was a false sighting of Greenlee near the Trinity River. About 20 sheriff's deputies swarmed the area with guns, but the person found was a construction worker wearing a dark, striped shirt.

As this is a developing story, some details may change as we receive more information.

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