Authorities in southwest Iowa are on the look-out for an escapee from the Mills County jail in Glenwood. According the sheriff’s department, 30-year-old Troy Eugene Clayton escaped from the jail late Sunday morning. Clayton was arrested Saturday for manufacturing methamphetamine and possession of precursors to make meth. He was also wanted on Pottawattamie County warrant for disorderly conduct.

Clayton had just made an initial appearance before the county magistrate Sunday and was being escorted back to the jail, when he assaulted a jailer and bolted from the building. The jailer sustained a scrape on his leg during the incident, but did not require medical attention. Authorities describe Clayton as being five-feet-ten with blonde hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing black-and-white jail clothes. Anyone with information his whereabouts should contact the Mills County Sheriff’s Office at 712-527-4871.

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