UPDATE 9/22/16 10P.M.: SUBJECT IS BACK IN CUSTODY
This story is happening now...a prisoner has escaped from the custody of Wellsville PD. According to radio reports, the suspect is Billy Jack Howard, 39,described as a white male, 5'8" and about 150 pounds. He was last seen wearing pants and a blue shirt. Bald. He was wanted on a warrant for aggravated unlicensed operation...and now felony escape. The search is focused in the Early, State, Howard, Highland areas. Wellsville police are being assisted by sheriff's deputies, state police and K9 units and Alfred State police.