The inmate, 29-year-old Pedro Castillo Hernandez, was wearing an orange shirt, blue jeans, and in restraints. It was discovered he was missing when U.S. Marshals did a headcount of inmates who were scheduled to be transported by air to a location in West Texas. Castillo Hernandez was in custody for illegal reentry into the United States.

Castillo was described as being 5′8″ tall, weighing about 150 pounds with a tattoo on his right arm. Authorities said he was last seen at I-45 South and Dixie Farm Road.

US Marshals and police are searching nearby areas for the inmate.