William Korry Smith got out of the jail Monday after overpowering a jailer and threatening them with the jailer's own taser. Deputies had been looking for him since.
Sheriff Steven Stapp tells KOLR10 News his office got a call around 1:30 p.m. Friday from someone doing dirt work by a creek east of Greenfield.
The sheriff says the person who called authorities told them Smith had asked him for water to drink. Two reserve deputies went to the area, along with the Highway Patrol.
A K-9 unit was able to track Smith's scent through a path in a corn field that led them to the creek where Smith was arrested. He was found curled up near the creek bank.
Sheriff Stapp says Smith had a few cuts. He was checked out by medical staff and transferred to an undisclosed facility.
Wednesday, as Dade County deputies were serving a search warrant on a suspected meth lab, they say Smith was seen jumping out a window at the mobile home where the search was being conducted.
The CNET Drug Task Force helped Dade County deputies during the search at the trailer on South State Highway 39 in Greenfield, where two working meth labs were found.
Stapp says before authorities got there, Smith jumped through a glass window of the trailer and ran into the woods.
A K-9 unit was called in to search for Smith, but after six hours of searching, he was not found.
Three people at the mobile home were arrested for manufacturing meth, and hindering prosecution by harboring an escapee.
Stapp said that anyone helping Smith would face felony charges. Investigators believe Smith had help from someone in escaping the jail Monday, because a cellphone was found indicating Smith made a call to a woman before he escaped.