PICTURED: Escaped prisoner with the word ‘thug’ tattooed on his neck goes on the run after busting out of jail
- Neck-tattooed prisoner Graham Enniss, 38, escaped from jail on Monday
- Authorities were alerted to escape from Tasmanian prison at 8.30am
- Public warned not to approach Enniss, 38, who has a lengthy criminal record
- Enniss previously escaped a prison van in 2010 and assaulted police officers
A prisoner serving jail time for shooting at police with a rifle is on the run after escaping from jail.
Officers and a police helicopter are trying to track down Graham John Enniss, 38, on Monday morning after he fled from Risdon Prison, near Hobart in Tasmania.
Police were alerted to his escape from the prison at 8.30am on Monday.
Graham John Enniss, (pictured) who is serving jail time for shooting at police with a rifle, is on the run after escaping from jail
Enniss, who has a lengthy criminal record, went on a crime spree over several days in late 2015, when he stole guns and broke into homes.
He was confronted by police at a dairy farm, where he shot at officers before driving away.
He was eventually arrested on a highway after driving his car towards a police van.
Enniss was sentenced to eight years in jail in 2016.
He also escaped in a prison van in 2010 and assaulted several police officers in the process.
Members of the public are warned not to approach Enniss, who police believe is in the Risdon Vale area.
He has a large distinctive tattoo on his neck saying ‘thug’.
He is wearing black tracksuit pants, a dark green jumper and a green beanie and is 180cm tall with a solid build and weighs about 100 kilograms.
Officers and a police helicopter are trying to track down Graham John Enniss, 38, on Monday morning after he fled from Risdon prison (pictured) near Hobart in Tasmania