Search Continues With Jail Escapee
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Authorities in St. Louis continue to search for a man who escaped from a medium-security jail.
Police say 29-year-old Allen Brown Jr. of St. Louis County has been jailed since November awaiting trial for alleged drug and firearms violations. He escaped Wednesday night from the Medium Security Institute, but authorities have not said how he got out.
Dogs and a helicopter are being used in the search.
The escape is the second from a St. Louis jail in a little over a month. Two inmates got out of the city workhouse in June, but were captured within about 12 hours.