Wesley Evans
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He almost made a clean getaway.

East Texas police say they found escaped inmate Wesley Evans, 20, inside his girlfriend's dishwasher. Evans was wearing only his boxers and the handcuffs that had been placed on him shortly before he fled Christus Jasper Memorial Hospital around 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, KTRE reports.


Records obtained by the news station indicate that Evans had been arrested on charges of evading arrest, burglary and marijuana possession and was having his hand evaluated at the hospital.

According to the news station, police searched the girlfriend's apartment with a K-9 unit shortly after Evans escaped Tuesday, but came up empty. After receiving an anonymous tip, they returned to find Evans jammed inside the dishwasher.  


"That's pretty hard for a man that size to get in," Timbers Apartment owner Terry Tootle told WALB. "He's about 6 feet tall and slender in build. I imagine he must have taken the racks out to fit in there."

Read more at KTRE and WALB.