Inmate Escapes Tazewell County Justice Center

By WEEK Producer

July 22, 2010 Updated Jul 22, 2010 at 6:20 PM CDT

According to Tazewell County Sheriff Sheriff Robert Huston, an inmate escaped from a work detail behind the Tazewell County Justice Center at approximately 9:10 p.m. on Wednesday July 21.

A Tazewell County Corrections Officer was supervising two inmate workers when one ran west from the building.

The Officer immediately called for backup and secured the remaining inmate.

An immediate search began using Tazewell County Corrections Officers, Tazewell County Deputies, and Pekin Police Department.

There were several reported sightings of the inmate, but he has not been located at this time.

The search is continuing with further assistance from Illinois State Police and area Canine Officers.

The escaped inmate is Sean D. Hensley of 1915 Market Street in Pekin.

Hensley, 18 years old, is described as 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing 145 pounds, with red hair.

He has light complexion and several tattoos, including a tattoo on the left side of his neck, a star and peace sign on his right forearm, and tattoos on his left and right shoulders and the name "Sean" on his back.

Sean Hensley was being held on Burglary charges and he had been an inmate worker for about two weeks without prior incident.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to contact the Tazewell County Sheriff's Office at (309) 346-4141, Crimestoppers, or their local police.

We would like to caution anyone aiding this fugitive will be charged with a crime and vigorously prosecuted.

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