Jackson County Authorities are searching for James Bailey, who escaped police custody after a traffic stop late last night. According to reports, Bailey was pulled over in Elkville for pulling a trailer with no break lights. Upon investigating, officers learned that the vehicle had been stolen, handcuffed Bailey and put him in the back of a police vehicle. Bailey was able to open the door moments later and ran into a wooded area near Haulage and Lichliter roads. Officers began chasing Bailey, but were unable to find him. A search began involving several officers and a K-9 unit. Bailey is still at large. He was last seen wearing a long sleeve, orange colored shirt, possibly blue jeans, a ball cap and camo colored rubber boots. He is 6’ 4” tall and weighs 235 pounds. He has brown hair and blue eyes. If you see Bailey or have contact with him, please call the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office or your local police.
(Photo Source: Jackson County Sheriff’s Office)