According to press release from the Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office (NCSO), a search is underway by Nacogdoches County Law Enforcement for an inmate who escaped from custody Wednesday morning around 12:10 am.

Robin Copeland, 56, from Nacogdoches, was transported to a local hospital after making a medical complaint. While at the hospital, Copeland‘s shackles were removed due to the medical treatment she was receiving. Copeland managed to escape from custody and was last seen wearing a blue jump suit issued by the Nacogdoches County Jail. Copeland was last seen running on King Street toward North Street in Nacogdoches.

Copeland  was arrested on September 17th by NCSO deputies on warrants for, Tampering with a Government record, three counts of Theft of Service and failure to appear. All charges pending against her were state jail felonies.

A new warrant has been issued for her arrest for the offense of escape, a 3rd degree felony. Anyone with information on Copeland’s whereabouts is asked to immediately contact law enforcement.

Copeland is still believed to be on foot and the search for her continues. Copeland is not believed to be a violent danger to the community; however we would urge anyone to use caution if they see Copeland and to immediately call 911. We would also urge our citizens to make sure that your vehicles are locked and no vehicles are left unattended while the engine is on.

Contributed photo/Nacogdoches Sheriff's Dept