UPDATE: According to Cherokee County Sheriff James Campbell, officers from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice captured Williams on the Cherokee County line on HIghway 84, still in the City of Rusk.


Officials with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice confirm an inmate escaped from the Skyview Unit in Rusk, on Sunday morning. Authorities have identified the inmate as 35-year old Aaron Ray Williams.

Williams is serving a 35-year sentence for Burglary of a Building. The conviction is out of Smith County.

Authorities are asking the public to contact local law enforcement if they have any information. You can also report tips anonymously by calling 1-800-832-8477.