UPDATE 8 A.M.: Rogers is back in the custody of the sheriff's office, Deputy McDaniel said. She thanked the Tuscaloosa Police Department and Northport Police Department for helping recapture the inmate.

A large-scale manhunt is underway in Tuscaloosa Friday morning after a young inmate escaped from the Tuscaloosa County Jail.

Deputy Jessica McDaniel, a spokesperson for the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office, said 23-year-old Quinn Martel Don Rogers was arrested in October on charges of third-degree burglary and first-degree theft of property.

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On Friday morning, as Rogers was participating in an inmate work program, a truck pulled up to a loading bay to deliver kitchen supplies to the jail. Rogers went missing during the delivery, McDaniel said.

Rogers, who escaped around 6 a.m., has since been seen by an acquaintance in Northport not far from the railroad trestle that runs beside the Hugh Thomas Bridge.

A huge police response has mobilized to find Rogers, and both aerial and canine units will be deployed to arrest him and get him back to the jail.

Rogers is 23 and described as 5 feet, 8 inches tall, weighing 135 pounds.

Anyone who sees Rogers or knows his whereabouts is urged to immediately call the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office.

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UPDATE 8 A.M.: Rogers is back in the custody of the sheriff's office, Deputy McDaniel said. 

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