Wilmington inmate escapes from Duplin County Jail

Published: May. 26, 2016 at 4:47 AM EDT|Updated: May. 26, 2016 at 7:18 PM EDT
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DUPLIN COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Authorities are offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of an inmate who escaped from the Duplin County Jail late Wednesday night.

Officials said Ronald Lee Ennis Jr., 30, of Wilmington, escaped from the facility around 9:30 p.m.

He is described as 5'8" and 140 pounds. Ennis has numerous tattoos on his body including on both arms, hand, and neck. He also has a distinctive tattoo of a star on his forehead and a tattoo under his right eye.

Ennis was last seen wearing his orange and white striped pants with a white thermal top and no shoes. Sheriff Blake Wallace believes the inmate injured himself after scaling the fence and going over the razor wire at their jail annex, according to WITN.

The media outlet is also reporting that Ennis was in the yard at the time of the escape.

Authorities consider him dangerous.

He is facing several charges including misdemeanor child abuse, burglary, assault on a female, breaking and entering, simple assault, and resisting arrest.

Contact the Duplin County Sheriff's Office at 910-296-0115 or call 911 with information on his whereabouts.

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