Falls County S/O Press Release:
On Tuesday, October 30, 2018, at about 2:15 p.m., Sheriff Ricky Scaman received a call from Franklin County Sheriff Ricky Jones in reference to a missing inmate. Sheriff Jones reported that a transport company had just left his facility and believed that they were one inmate short. After reviewing video footage of the Franklin County Jail, it was determined that the inmate had escaped prior to arrival at their facility.
Sheriff Scaman began reviewing video surveillance of the Falls County Jail and observed at 2:00 a.m., the transport company arriving at the Falls County Jail. The transport company arrived and dropped off three inmates that Falls County contracts to house. The transport company also was picking up five inmates. The transport team signed for the inmates and they were booked out of the Falls County Jail.
The transport team placed each inmate in leg restraints, hand restraints, and waist restraints. Once all of the inmates were placed in the restraints, they were escorted from the jail by the transport team.
Once in the Sally Port area of the jail, the transport team became distracted and one of the inmates fled from the Sally Port. This individual was identified as 19 year old Guy McClead of Goshen, Indiana. The transport company did not detect McClead’s absence until some twelve (12) hours later.
Once the Falls County Sheriff was notified of the missing inmate, all staff members were called in to assist in the search. In addition, Texas Parks & Wildlife Game Wardens, Texas Department of Public Safety Highway Patrol, Texas Department of Criminal Justice Hobby Unit, McLennan County Sheriff’s Office, Marlin Police Department, and Constable Precinct #1 was also notified and responded to assist.
The Game Wardens and McLennan County Sheriff’s Office both sent helicopters to the area and TDCJ Hobby Unit sent out scent specific dogs as well as track dogs to assist in locating McClead.
The media was contacted and the Sheriff’s Office Facebook began distributing McClead photograph.
After receiving a tip that McClead was at the Marlin County Club Golf Course, units converged on the area. McClead ran from officers and was able to elude them for a short time in a heavily wooded area.
Helicopters and TDCJ Hobby dogs were able to track down McClead in the heavily wooded area and he was taken into custody without incident at approximately 5:45 p.m. When he was captured, McClead still had on the handcuffs and leg restraints but had severed the chains that bound them together.