Escaped DeKalb Co. inmate sought

Emmitt Arlee Harris (Source: DeKalb County Sheriff's Office)
Emmitt Arlee Harris (Source: DeKalb County Sheriff's Office)

DeKalb Co. (WSFA) - The DeKalb County Sheriff's Department is looking for an escaped inmate at this hour. Emmitt Arlee Harris (AKA Adijah A Uhuru), 57, scaled an internal 14 foot tall security fence and disappeared Sunday morning.

Sheriff Jimmy Harris says the escapee climbed the fence and went through three layers of razor wire. He then jumped nearly 14 feet from the roof of a building to the ground.

Harris, who is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is 5'8" inches tall and weighs 200 lbs.

He was charged in 2008 by the ATF for Felon in Possession of firearm and sentenced 33 months. He was transported to the DeKalb County Correctional facility for housing on August 19 2009.

Area law enforcement including Collinsville, Rainsville, Crossville, Geraldine, Sylvania, Fort Payne, Powell and St. Clair Correctional Facility K-9 unit and the US Marshall Service assisted on the search.

Sheriff Harris says all efforts are being utilized to apprehend the felon.