Thursday, July 16, 2015

Man Arrested in Winston County Escapes from Union County Jail

WTVA News is reporting that a man taken into custody in Winston County on July 5th for parole violations and weapons/drug charges has escaped from a Union County jail. Union County Sheriff Jimmy Edwards indicated that Michael Shafer escaped sometime after midnight today (July 16).

Winston County Deputies arrested Shafer during a traffic stop after finding drugs and weapons in the vehicle. Shafer was on parole at the time and was returned to Union County.

Shafer is 28 years old, 5'10" in height and weighs approximately 175 pounds. He has brown hair and blue eyes and a tree tattoo on his arm.

Shafer has ties to Winston County. If you have any information on his whereabouts, please contact Winston County Crimestoppers at 662-773-9999, the Winston County Sheriff's Office at 662-773-5881 or the Union County Sheriff's Office.