A manhunt is underway in Ohio after an inmate escaped while being transported to the Paulding County Jail.

Paulding County residents are being warned to be on the lookout for the “very dangerous” inmate.

Brandon Powell, 32, was being transported from a mental facility in Toledo around noon Friday when he overpowered a deputy and took his gun.

NBC4i reports:

Brandon Powell, 32, is considered very dangerous and took off from an area near the intersection of Roads 133 and 176 according to Paulding County Sheriff Jason K. Landers.

An active manhunt is underway and anyone seeing Powell should not approach him and instead should call 911 immediately.  Powell was last known to be wearing light colored clothing.  He has dark hair and a stubbled beard.

Paulding County residents are asked to refrain from calling 911 for anything but emergencies while the manhunt is underway.  Several roads have been closed by police.

Stay safe!