Deputies search for escaped Phelps County jail inmate

According to their Facebook page, Michael Schultz, 32, was in jail for a nonviolent offense. (Facebook/Phelps County Sheriff's Department)

An inmate escaped the Phelps County jail, according to the Phelps County Sheriff Department's Facebook page.

The post said Michael Schultz, 32, escaped while performing supervised work. He was in jail for a nonviolent offense.

The sheriff's department said he drove away in a Chevrolet pick-up truck. Deputies mentioned Schultz has ties to the Union/Franklin County area.

The Phelps County Sheriff's Department asked anyone with information on Schultz's whereabouts to contact them.

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