Edgar Jaquez-Moreno, 24, escaped from the jail Wednesday night.
WFAA reported that he was taking out trash with a group of inmates when ran away, jumped a fence and fled toward the Trinity River.
Jaquez-Moreno had been jailed on charges of failure to identify, unauthorized use of a vehicle and burglary of a vehicle.
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Authorities also had placed an immigration hold on him, WFAA reported.