A Hopkinsville man escaped from Christian County Jail early Wednesday morning, said Christian County Jailer Brad Boyd.

The inmate, Jose Feliciano, 20, Hopkinsville, was arrested while he was sitting in a car on West First Street around 2:30 a.m. on June 15. Police were investigating a number of recent burglaries in the area. Feliciano ran after being questioned, according to his arrest report.

Feliciano was arrested after police chased him twice and he allegedly kicked a K-9 unit in the head. Police discovered that the car he was in was stolen, according the report.

He was charged with first-degree fleeing or evading police, second-degree assault on a service animal and receiving stolen property under $10,000.

Employees at the jail would not elaborate on how Feliciano escaped on Wednesday, but in an email, Boyd said Feliciano acted alone and does not have a violent history.

"We have no reason to believe that he is a danger to anyone at this point," Boyd wrote.

Additionally, Feliciano is "very familiar with the Clarksville area," and police believe he may be in Tennessee, according to Boyd.

Feliciano is described as a Hispanic man, about 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighing approximately 165 pounds. He has a large tattoo of a star with wings coming off both sides in the center of his neck in the front.

If anyone spots Feliciano, they should call 911.

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