Escaped inmate is still at large

One of two inmates who escaped from the Webster County Jail last night is still at large.

Officials are searching for Jason Patrick Sullivan, 43. At the time of the escape, he and George H. Johnson, 32, were doing laundry for the jail Thursday night, according to a press release issued by Webster County Sheriff Jim Stubbs.

The investigation determined that a commercial dryer was moved to gain access to a small locked room behind the dryer. Once there they damaged a small size vent opening enough to use some sheets tied together to reach part way down to the ally and drop the remaining distance to the ground.

Sullivan and Johnson apparently escaped around 10:45 p.m. The investigation into their absence was initiated at 11 p.m.

Sullivan was facing pending felony charges of domestic abuse and false imprisonment along with misdemeanors charges. Johnson was facing charges of burglary, theft, criminal mischief and parole violation he also had pending charges in Hancock County.

While participating in the escape it appears that Johnson sustained injuries and was taken into custody at Trinity Regional Hospital Emergency Department with out incident.

Sullivan and Johnson will be charged with felony escape and any other appropriate charges that arise out of the on going investigation. The Webster County Sheriffs Office was assisted with the investigation by the Fort Dodge Police Department.

Anyone with information pertaining to this investigation or the location of Jason Sullivan to contact the Webster County Sheriff’s Office at 573-1410 or call Webster County Crime Stoppers at 573-1444, online at or by texting LEC and the tip to CRIMES (274637).