2/12/21 Gadsden, AL – An Etowah County Inmate Returning From Court Stole A Gadsden PD Vehicle – Crashed Through The Sally Port Gate – Chase – Captured

February 12, 2021


An Etowah County inmate is back in custody after making a bold attempt at escaping from the jail.

According to the Gadsden Police Department, inmate Jason Boyd was returning from municipal court Thursday. During the prisoner transport drop-off, Boyd was able to steal a Gadsden PD vehicle and crash it through the sally port gate at the Etowah County Jail. He then led authorities on a chase but was ultimately caught just three blocks away.

The investigation is still ongoing. No other information has been released at this time.