VIRGINIA CITY, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- Storey County Sheriff's Deputies are looking for an escaped prisoner in Virginia City.
According to the Storey County Sheriff's Office, at about 1:30 a.m. on October 1, 2012, Jeremy James Morales escaped from the Storey County Jail in Virginia City
Morales had been hiding in the shadows when the detention deputy performed a cell check he was able to lock the deputy in the cell and escape the facility.
Morales is a 38 year old white male, 5’11”, about 220 lbs, with brown hair and eyes. He was last seen wearing horizontal striped jail clothing with Storey County Inmate stenciled across the back.
Morales had pleaded guilty to sexual assault of a minor and was scheduled to be sentenced to the Nevada Department of Corrections later in the day. Morales had made comments in the past about being suicidal. Morales was unarmed at the time of his escape however he should be considered dangerous. Anyone seeing Morales should immediately contact local law enforcement.