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.