Search for escaped inmate scaled back; authorities believe he may have left Conroe area

March 21, 2013 4:18:19 PM PDT
The search has been scaled back, but authorities are not giving up on looking for an inmate who made a bold jail escape last weekend.

Britt Privatte has been on the run since Sunday after scaling a fence at the Montgomery County Jail. Investigators believe he was last seen along some railroad tracks on the south side of Conroe.

They now say they're not even sure if he's in the Conroe area anymore, but they're still asking residents to remain on the lookout.

Privatte is serving time for aggravated robbery and burglary.

If you recognize Privatte or know anything that can help authorities locate him, you are urged to call Montgomery Co. Crime Stoppers at 800-392-STOP. Anonymous tips can also be made through the Montgomery County Crime Stoppers website at The reward for information leading to his capture has been increased to $5,000.

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