Middlesex County inmate goes missing

February 21, 2008 5:14:28 AM PST
Authorities in Middlesex County are searching for a 20-year-old man who apparently escaped from the county jail. Authorities say Timothy Petties failed to turn up for a head count on Tuesday morning.

A daylong search of the New Brunswick facility, formally known as the Middlesex County Adult Correction Center, failed to locate Petties.

But officials say there are no obvious signs of a breakout.

Petties has been at the jail for a month. He's awaiting trial for aggravated assault and resisting arrest.

The jail holds more than 1,200 men and women.