Search continues for man after escaping police custody at Singleton

Police are stepping up their search to locate a man wanted on outstanding warrants after escaping from police custody in the Hunter Valley.

About 2.30pm yesterday (Wednesday 22 May 2019), a search operation involving officers from Hunter Valley Police District and PolAir commenced in Singleton, after Jay Bill Mason, aged 26, escaped from police custody at Singleton Police Station.

Today (Thursday 23 May 2019), search efforts continued with Hunter Valley officers conducting an extensive search of Singleton and the surrounding areas.

Police believe he may still be in the Singleton area.

Mr Mason is currently wanted on outstanding warrants for breach of parole order and revocation of intensive correction order.

He is described as being of Caucasian appearance, 195cm-200cm tall, with a thin build, short brown hair, shaved on top and longer at the back, with a ‘Jim Beam’ tattoo on his back, an ‘RIP’ tattoo on his arm, a full sleeve tattoo on his left arm, and tattoos on his chest.

He was last seen shirtless, wearing navy blue shorts with a floral print, and white ankle socks.

If sighted, the public is urged not to approach him but to contact Police immediately.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or Information is treated in strict confidence.

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