Lawrence County Authorities Searching for escaped inmate, said to be dangerous

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LAWRENCE COUNTY – The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office is searching for John Allen York, 28, an escaped inmate who was arrested last November after calling in a bomb threat to West Point school in Cullman.

Investigators revealed earlier on Sunday (10/27) that York escaped from after climbing a security fence at the Lawrence County Jail.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, York is 5’11” tall and weighs 120 pounds.

Anyone with information on York’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office at (256) 974-9291.

Area schools plan to have additional security on site