Area authorities are currently on the lookout, for an inmate who escaped from the Dekalb County Correctional Facility on Sunday.

According to Sheriff Jimmy Harris, the escape took place at approximately 8:45 when the inmate – 58 year old Emmitt Arlee Harris (AKA Adijah A Uhuru) climbed an internal 14 foot security fence then went through three layers of razor wire, pulling himself to the top of the building, where he jumped some 14 feet from the roof.

Emmitt Harris is described as a black male, approximately five-feet eight, weighing about 200 pounds and is 58 years of age.

Harris  was charged by the ATF last year (2008), for being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and was sentenced to a term of 33 months.

He was transported to the Dekalb Correctional Facility for housing several weeks ago, on August 19th.

Sheriff Jimmy Harris said all means are currently being utilized, in an effort to apprehend the subject in a quick and timely manner