Police are searching for Todd Wayne Boyes, 44, of Caldwell, Ohio, who escaped from the South Central Regional Jail in Charleston, WV on October 25, 2017.
Police said the public should consider Boyes "armed and dangerous".
According to the release, the man's disappearance was not reported to jail staff in three formal end-of-shift head counts and two informal overnight counts.
He was not reported missing until a head count at 7 p.m. Thursday.
'We intend to address the episode and the results of the ongoing investigation with the utmost seriousness'.
Police have been out looking for Boyes since he was reported missing from the jail. The stolen vehicle was later recovered in Washington County, Ohio, but Boyes led police in Charleston on a chase that ended in shots being fired. He was seen in a photo with a bald head, clean shaven face and glasses.
UPDATE 10/27/17 @ 7:40 a.m.
Boyes was found attempting to cross the border between the United States and Mexico after he escaped from the jail on Wednesday.
Given Boyes' criminal record, he is to be considered armed and unsafe.
Since Wednesday morning, Todd Wayne Boyes, 43, has been on the run after he somehow managed to walk out of the South Central Regional Jail in Charleston.
Troopers say the inmate somehow obtained khaki trousers, a dark-colored shirt and white shoes.
A manhunt is underway for an inmate who disguised himself as a civilian and walked out of a jail.
He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, dark-colored pullover shirt, and tan trousers.
He pleaded guilty last month to fleeing with reckless indifference to the safety of others, possession of a stolen vehicle and fleeing from police causing bodily injury. That's when police got involved. An officer was injured in the chase, and Boyes was shot in the hand. He was also wanted for several carjackings in Ohio.
Police say if you see Boyes, do not approach him, but call 911 immediately.
"After a medical evaluation, Boyes was taken to the Webb County Jail, according to the information provided to our state police", West Virginia Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety spokesman Lawrence Messina said, according to CNN. He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt, dark colored pull over shirt, and tan trousers.