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Detroit Police search for escaped prisoner

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Adrian Clay, 25, was last seen near Ryan Road and Hildale Street Adrian Clay, 25, was last seen near Ryan Road and Hildale Street
DETROIT (WJBK) -

Detroit Police are still searching for a convicted carjacker who escaped from the Detroit Reentry Facility around 7:30 a.m. Saturday. Police say 25-year-old Adrian Clay was last seen near Ryan Road and Hildale Street.

Clay was wearing prison blues with a red stripe, but he may have changed clothes. He's described as 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighing 161 pounds with a dark complexion.

Detroit Police Chief James Craig says a helicopter was called in to help with the search. State Police and state corrections officers are also part of the manhunt. Clay may have jumped into an older model Chevy with a busted out rear window near Mt. Elliot and Strong Street.

Clay was sentenced in 2005 for carjacking and weapons charges. He was paroled earlier this month and assigned to the Reentry Center.

"He was performing maybe janitorial-type functions, or some sort, as a trusted position in the prison. And because of that, security is not as restricted. He took advantage of that and he escaped," explains Chief Craig.

VIDEO: Click on the video player to hear more from Chief Craig and others in a report from Fox 2's Randy Wimbley

If you have any information, call 911 immediately.

-The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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