A male subject was able to escape from police as he was being arrested this morning and people are asked to be cautious and report it if you see the individual. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office says the 18 year old white male was being placed under arrest when he was able to escape and was last seen going south bound past the Vandalia American Legion. The Sheriff’s Office says the 18 year old male has dark hair and was wearing a red sweatshirt and blue jeans and the incident happened about 7:30 this morning. People are asked to be cautious and lock up their cars and keep their doors locked. If you would spot the individual you are asked to contact the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office or the Vandalia Police Department.
UPDATE—VPD REPORTS SUBJECT IS NOW IN CUSTODY.