Officials search for escaped Galveston County inmate

(Galveston inmate escapes) Dominic Potter

The Galveston County Sheriff's Office is searching for a prisoner who escaped from the county jail Monday night..

According to Galveston County Sheriff Henry Trochesset , 39-year-old  Dominic Potter, 39, ran away from the jail as he was taking out a bag of trash around 7:15 p.m. Monday night..

Potter was last seen wearing a blue jumpsuit in the 5700 block of Broadway in Galveston.

Porter was in custody for  forgery of government document

Anyone with information about Porter's whereabouts were urged to call local law enforcement.