Sheriff: Inmate escaped from Brown County jail Tuesday

Posted at 5:02 AM, Nov 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-18 05:02:51-05

GEORGETOWN, Ohio — An inmate damaged a security window and escaped from the Brown County Jail on Tuesday, according to the Brown County Sheriff’s Office.

Officials said Hobert Roark, 40, damaged a window and fled through an impound lot at about 6:35 p.m.

Roark was being held on several charges, including burglary, grand theft, receiving stolen property, failure to comply with a police officer and possession of firearms under disability.

Roark will now face an escape charge, officials said.

Anyone with information about Roark’s whereabouts should call Detective Sergeant Quinn Carlson at (937) 378-4435 extension 130.