MOUNT HOLLY - The search is on for a 28-year-old man who escaped while being transported to the Burlington County Jail, authorities say.

Police say Michael Mimms ran away from the jail at around 8:30 a.m. Saturday while authorities were trying to place him inside. He was handcuffed and not wearing shoes at the time.

He was last seen on High Street in Mount Holly.

Reports say he is described as a black man, 5 feet 10 inches tall and 160 pounds. Anyone who sees Mimms is urged to call police.