Escaped Dallas County inmate back in jail

An escaped inmate is back in jail after Dallas County sheriff’s deputies found him in a motel in Grand Prairie.

Daniel Brown walked away from the Suzanne Kays Detention Facility in Downtown Dallas Sunday morning.

The 28-year-old was arrested on March 19 for theft. He was also being held for a parole violation from the Missouri Parole Board and outstanding warrants from the Texas Department of Corrections and Harris County Sheriff's Office.

But he was still allowed to be a jail trustee assigned to work in the kitchen area. And on Sunday he allegedly walked away from a loading dock and went to a waiting car.

Authorities found him Sunday afternoon hiding at the Motel 6 near Highway 161 and Interstate 30 with a woman.

Both Brown and the woman, 28-year-old Diesha Owens, are now facing charges related to the escape.