DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — Authorities are seeking the public's help in their search for an inmate who they say walked away from the Morgan County Jail.

WHNT-TV reports that the inmate left the facility on Monday morning.

Officials say 29-year-old Alexis Jaime Hernandez was serving as an in-house inmate worker in the laundry area.

Morgan County Chief Deputy Michael Corley says Hernandez changed into clothing that identified him as a trustee who is allowed to work outside the facility. Deputies say he accessed the outside of the detention center, and walked away around 7:30 a.m. Monday.

Hernandez was jailed for a probation violation on a marijuana possession charge. Officials say he was scheduled to be released in about 12 months.

Authorities are asking anyone with information on his whereabouts to call the sheriff's office.


Information from: WHNT-TV,