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Published April 06, 2011, 07:41 PM

Inmate Escapes from Traill County Jail

No threat to public, sheriff says
An inmate at the Traill County jail in Hillsboro escaped early Wednesday morning. Authorities are still looking for Dana Michael Thomas Thursday.

By: WDAZ Staff Report, WDAZ

An inmate at the Traill County jail in Hillsboro escaped early Wednesday morning and is not in custody as of Thursday.

Sheriff Mike Crocker says his office received information that Dana Michael Thomas could be headed to the Minneapolis area.

Crocker says at around 12 a.m. Wednesday Dana Michael Thomas escaped while an officer was bringing another inmate in jail. Crocker says Thomas was hiding behind a garbage can.

Thomas doesn't pose a threat to the public, the Sheriff's Office says.

Thomas was being held on a DUI charge.

The Traill County Sheriff's Office can be reached at 701-636-4510.

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