Police search for escaped prisoner Joshua Drinnon near I-80 in Princeton

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Thursday, September 3, 2015
The most recent picture of Joshua Drinnon.

PRINCETON, Ill. (WLS) -- Police are searching for a prisoner who they say escaped from a private transport vehicle along I-80 near Princeton.

Joshua Drinnon, 35, escaped at the westbound Great Sauk Trail rest area around 4:45 p.m. Wednesday near mile marker 51 on I-80, police said. Drinnon, who police said fled on foot, was last seen entering a field north of the rest area.

Great Sauk Trail rest areas near where Drinnon escaped, both eastbound and westbound, are closed.

Drinnon is described as a white male with a bald head around 6-foot-1 weighing 200 lbs. He was wearing a white shirt and red wind suit pants at the time. He had been incarcerated for aggravated robbery and was being moved from Tennessee to a different facility.

Anyone with information is asked to immediately contact to contact their local police department or Illinois State Police.

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