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Pair of Indiana inmates escape prison through two foot hole inside cell

June 20, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Pair of Indiana inmates escape prison through two foot hole inside cell

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Indiana police officials are on the hunt for two inmates who escaped through a two-foot hole inside their cell at Fayette County Jail.

Correctional officers noticed that the two prisoners, identified as Michael D. Roberts and Chadwick R. Heath, were missing at around 1:30 a.m. on Saturday when doing head counts before locking them in their cells for the night. Officers discovered a 2′ by 2′ hole in the interior and exterior walls of their cells and notified the sheriff, Fox News reported.

Police officers and K-9 units raced to the scene to try and find the missing inmates but were unsuccessful in their efforts. When authorities checked the security cameras, Roberts and Heath were seen fleeing through the hole around 11:30 p.m.

Roberts has been charged with two counts of theft and burglary; while Heath has been charged with visiting a common nuisance, maintaining a common nuisance, and four counts of dealing narcotic drugs.

Authorities say that a vehicle was reported stolen by a man that used to be Roberts’ employer. His former boss said that Roberts’ had stolen from him in the past as well.

The White Ford F350, with an Indiana license plate number of SZP509, was stolen on Saturday morning. The truck had “JOBE BROTHERS” written on the side doors in black and white lettering.

A cash reward of $1,000 is being offered by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department for any information that could lead to the capture of the missing inmates.

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