CHILTON CO., AL (WSFA) - A man who was being held by Chilton County Sheriff's deputies on a misdemeanor assault charge escaped from the patrol car on Tuesday. Now, detectives are searching for him on a felony escape charge.
The man is identified as 25-year-old Shayne Allyn Varden. He's 5'9" and weights around 170 lbs. Varden has blue eyes and brown hair.
Varden was able to free himself from the back of the patrol car while deputies were investigating the assault call.
Searches of an area near County Road 254 have proven unsuccessful.
Chilton County Sheriff's deputies say Varden is not known to be armed, but should not be approached.
If you see him, call the sheriff's office dispatch at 205-755-2511.