A trustee has escaped from the Angelina County Sheriff’s Office after walking away from the jail while on work detail.
The incident occurred Thursday at approximately 9:55 p.m. Inmate James Tad Wheeler Jr., 36, is described as a white male, approximately 6-foot tall and 180 pounds. Wheeler has sandy blond or light brown hair.
He was last seen wearing a bright green t-shirt and black and white striped uniform pants. Wheeler is in jail for multiple felony thefts, multiple burglaries, engaging in organized criminal activity, and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
Those with information on Wheeler’s whereabouts are urged to contact the sheriff’s office at 936-634-3331.