Police searching for escaped Wayne County inmate

Police are searching for a Clinton County man who reportedly escaped from the jail in neighboring Wayne County over the weekend.

A news release said the man, identified as Joseph Payton from Albany, escaped sometime over the weekend. A news release said dispatchers reported Payton as missing Sunday night, but an investigation revealed he may have escaped as early as Friday.

The original charges for Payton have not been released.

Police say that Payton may be driving a stolen white 2001 pickup truck with a broken windshield. Anyone with any information is asked to call the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office or Monticello Police.


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