The Willingboro Township Police Department is actively searching for an escaped prisoner that fled from police custody while being dropped off at the Burlington County Jail in Mount Holly.
Michael Mimms had been arrested earlier in the day by Willingboro Township Police Officers for being a wanted person out of Delaware County, Pennsylvania.
Mimms was also charged with unlawfully possessing a handgun at the time of his arrest. Upon completion of the arrest process, Mimms was transported to the Burlington County Jail. Once arriving at the jail at approximately 8:02a.m., Mimms managed to get away from the transporting officer and escape into the downtown area of Mount Holly Township.
Mimms is handcuffed to a transport belt and was last seen wearing a multi-colored shirt, shorts and brown socks with no shoes.
There are several agencies involved with the search for Mimms to include the Mount Holly Police Department, Burlington County Sheriff’s Department along with K-9 units from the Mt. Laurel and Evesham Police Departments and elements of the New Jersey State Police Aviation and K-9 units.
If anyone has information regarding the whereabouts of the escaped prisoner, they are urged to contact 911 immediately.