The Barnes County Sheriff's Department and the Valley City Police Department are searching for Matthew Kidd, 26, who escaped from the Barnes County Jail earlier today. Kidd is 5'11" with sandy blond hair. He has two unidentified tattoos on his left arm, a bear tattoo on his right arm and "A&M" tattooed on his right leg.
Kidd escaped while being taken to recreation: officials believe he is still in the Valley City Area. Kidd is not considered a danger to the public. Anyone with information regarding Kidd or the escape should call the Valley City Police Department at 701-845-3110 or 9-1-1.