Police still seeking escaped prisoner

Area police are asking for the public’s help in finding a suspect who escaped from police custody in Columbus.

Johnson County Sheriff Doug Cox said the department is hoping to upset any Thanksgiving plans being made by 26-year-old Dustin Allen Evans. Evans is wanted on warrants from Johnson, Bartholomew and Scott counties.

About a week ago, he escaped from an Edinburgh officer near 8th Street and Central Avenue in Columbus while on his way to the Bartholomew County Jail.

Cox says that Evans is five feet, four inches tall with brown hair and brown eyes. But his most distinctive feature is a tattoo on his left temple that says “misunderstood.”

Police believe Evans is still in the central Indiana area. If you have any information on Evans whereabouts, you can call the Edinburgh Police Department at 812-526-3501.