Jonesboro resident, Raymond Roedel attempted to escape while being escorted to the Lawrence County Jail after a court appearance.  Roedel appeared in Lawrence County court for failure to register as a sex offender and drug delivery charges.

Roedel fled as he was being escorted to the jail and ran to the front of the courthouse. Deputies chased after Roedel , using a stun gun to prevent Roedel from leaving the courthouse grounds.

Roedel is currently in the Lawrence County Jail.