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MANCHESTER (KWWL) -
Law enforcement officials are still searching for an escapee from the Delaware County Jail.
Deputies are looking for 20-year-old Timothy Reynolds, who they describe as black, 5'11" and 240 pounds.
According to Delaware County Sheriff John LeClere, Reynolds overpowered a jailer Sunday afternoon, stole his person 2003 Chevy Trailblazer and fled Manchester.
Officials located the SUV around 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon outside an apartment complex on Blairs Ferry Road in Cedar Rapids. They are still looking for Reynolds.
Authorities say Reynolds has ties to the Cedar Rapids and Chicago areas.
Reynolds was in the jail on the following charges: Three counts of first degree robbery, possession of weapons as a felon, false Imprisonment, assault with a dangerous weapon, fourth degree theft, fifth degree theft, going armed with intent, and burglary.
LeClere said jailer Lynn Brunsman was the only person on duty at the jail Sunday afternoon, when Reynolds asked to be let out to use the phone. Soon after Brunsman let him out, Reynolds allegedly struck Brunsman -- possibly with the phone's receiver -- took the jailer's vehicle key and exited to the jail's garage, where he started the SUV and drove away. The jailer was taken to a hospital and treated for minor injuries before being released. LeClere said another jailer happened to be in the office catching up on work at the time of the incident.
LeClere said the jail was at its maximum capacity of 12 inmates. He said the jail was built in 1967 and has been in need of security and building updates for years. He said 20 years ago there were plans to expand the building that never happened.
Officials ask anyone with information regarding Timothy Lamont Reynolds to contact their nearest law enforcement agency. Officials said Reynolds is to be considered dangerous and should not be approached.
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