Fayette — Walter Estay escaped from the Howard County Jail around 1 a.m. Monday morning. Estay is a 21 year old black male, 5 feet 8 inches tall weighing 130 pounds from the Kansas City area.
He was last wearing a black shirt and black pants. Estay was being held on the charge of tampering with a motor vehicle. He has been at the Howard County Jail since July 4, 2013.
Estay is possibly driving a stolen black Toyota Rav4 with a license plate number of MG1-P9F.
Howard County Sheriff told KRCG News Estay escaped because of lack of personnel and with one jailer on duty there was no one to stop the escapee. Estay locked the jailer in the cell and took his cell phone. It was not until the next jailer's shift began that the search for Estay was initiated.
Neal also told KRCG News he believes Estay drove to Kansas City.
If anyone has seen him or knows his location please call your local police department or Howard County Sheriff's office at 660-248-2477.