Authorities throughout East Texas are searching for an escaped Van Zandt County jail inmate. 47 year old Jay Scott McEvers is 5 feet 10 inches and 195 pounds and may be traveling in a red Chevy Cobalt. Meanwhile, McEver’s mother, Carolyn McEvers was arrested for facilitating his escape, and his girlfriend, Cynthia Heese was charged with public intoxication and is under investigation for aiding in the escape. McEvers was in jail for being a felon in possession of a firearm. His criminal history included bank robbery.