LEXINGTON, NC - The Davidson County Sheriff's Office is still looking for an escaped inmate accused of assaulting a female officer at the county jail last weekend.

At a news conference Monday, Davidson Co. Sheriff David Grice said Benjamin Small has an extensive criminal history that includes:

  • Larceny
  • Breaking & Entering
  • Injury to Property
  • Drug Possession

Deputies have gone to multiple homes where Small's family members live in search of him with no luck.

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Grice went on to say Small put a shower head in a sock and assaulted a woman officer Saturday. After striking her, he stole her keys and went over the fence. Small, a 23-year-old Thomasville man, is the first inmate to escape the jail in about two years. The officer's injuries weren't life-threatening.

The Sheriff's Office says to call 911 immediately if you see Small.