County jail inmate remains missing

April 03, 2002|By MARIO RENTERÍA, Staff Writer

Imperial County sheriff's deputies were still searching today for a county jail inmate who escaped during a work detail outside the Sheriff's Office on Monday.

Travis Russell Collier, 36, of Westmorland walked away from a work detail outside the county jail about 1:30 p.m.

Sheriff's Lt. Jonathan Prince said Collier is not considered dangerous. He was arrested Jan. 11 for violation of probation and possession of a stolen vehicle.

Prince added Collier has never caused any problems in the jail.

"He's been an inmate worker on several occasions and we've never had a problem with him," said Prince.

Prince added he heard, secondhand, that Collier had been depressed and simply wanted to go home.

Collier is about 5 feet 9 inches tall, weights about 130 pounds, has short brown hair and brown eyes and has a goatee. He has a slender build.

He was last seen wearing a green T-shirt with faded blue and white stripped pants. The clothing is property of the county jail.


He was to be released Sept. 11, but "he will have to serve more time when we catch him," said Prince.

Prince is encouraging anyone with information on Collier to call the sheriff's dispatch center at 339-6311.

>>Staff Writer Mario Rentería can be reached at 337-3441.

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