Potter County Inmate Escapes From Jail

A Potter County inmate who escaped from a courtroom this summer is on the loose again this evening after breaking out of the Potter County jail.

20-year-old Joshua Duane Barnes escaped from the Potter County jail Saturday.

He was serving 20 years for 4 separate counts of burglary and one count of tampering with evidence.

Law enforcement agencies from around the Panhandle have been assisting in the search, including both Potter and Randall counties, Border Patrol, and even bloodhounds from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.  Potter County Sheriff's deputies tell us Barnes has a history of suicide attempts and a history of aggravated assault.

They also tell us Barnes has two tatoos, one on his left ankle that reads "jail" and another tribal tatoo on the left side of his chest.  He also has two scars on both of his forearms.  He stands at about five feet, eight inches tall and weighs about 175 pounds.

It was back in june when barnes ran out of a Potter County courtroom.

Police found him four days later hiding with his girlfriend.

Authorities tell us he is dangerous so if you have any information you have on his whereabouts can be given to Potter County authorities at 379-2900.