Flooded Dallas County courts building reopening

March 12, 2012 4:06:50 AM PDT
A water-damaged courthouse in Dallas has been scheduled to reopen and an inmate who fled while on cleanup duty remains at large.

Officials say the Frank Crowley Courts Building is scheduled to reopen Monday.

The Dallas County Sheriff's Department says the building has been closed since a water main broke Thursday in a first-floor electrical area. Several inches of water covered the first floor, affecting some electrical operations.

The building was evacuated and closed. Some inmates, including 17-year-old Juan Ramires, were assisting with cleanup when he walked out.

Ramires had been held on a misdemeanor charge of failure to identify himself to a Texas trooper. He's expected to face additional counts over his escape.