Suspect on the loose in Smithfield

January 10, 2008 1:52:37 PM PST
Authorities in Johnston County are searching for a man who escaped from deputies while they were trying to take him to jail.

Authorities say 18-year-old Tony Cole escaped in Smithfield late Wednesday night. He was handcuffed and wearing an orange jumpsuit.

Deputies say Cole took the jumpsuit off during the escape.

Early Thursday morning authorities used search dogs to look for Cole.