Officials in Garland County, Ark., said they are still searching for Derrick Estell after he managed to escape from the county’s detention center on Sunday afternoon. Estell made his break, which was caught on video, from the Hot Springs prison after an accomplice, William Harding, diverted the attention of the guards.
The 33-year-old Estell, who is said by cops to be "violent, dangerous and extremely aggressive," jumped through a service hatch before sprinting to a parking lot and climbing into a waiting car on Sunday afternoon.
Surveillance footage shows Estell speaking on a phone inside the jail moments before his daring escape.
The getaway vehicle was found dumped minutes later, with no sign of Estell or his alleged getaway driver, Tamara Upshaw. Upshaw and Estell, who faces a slew of charges for allegedly stealing a truck and going on the run in March, are still being hunted by police.
"Evidently there were several other individuals involved." Garland County Sheriff's Department Deputy Scott Hinohosa said.
Authorities took the 58-year-old Harding into custody Sunday for allegedly assisting in the escape. Officials with the Garland County Sheriff's office say they expect warrants to be issued for others and more arrests are expected.
County officials noted that dozens of citizens have called with tips and they are now working those leads.