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Crime Two inmates escape from Arizona prison, manhunt underway

18:05  24 january  2021
18:05  24 january  2021 Source:   nydailynews.com

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Police search for two inmates who escaped from an Arizona prison .

Federal agents on Monday captured one of two inmates who escaped from an Arizona prison as he walked, armed with a handgun, outside a Wyoming church, and

Arizona officials are frantically searching for two inmates who escaped a medium-security prison Saturday evening.

David Harmon and John Charpiot were both accounted for at ASPC-Florence during the 4 p.m. headcount Saturday, but were both missing by the 8:30 p.m. check, according to the Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation and Reentry.

It’s unclear how the two were able to escape or at what point in that four-and-a-half-hour timeframe they did so.

a man looking at the camera: David Harmon, left, and John Charpiot, right, escaped an Arizona prison Saturday night. © Provided by New York Daily News David Harmon, left, and John Charpiot, right, escaped an Arizona prison Saturday night.

David Harmon, left, and John Charpiot, right, escaped an Arizona prison Saturday night.

Charpiot was sentenced to 35 years in 2011 for molestation of a child and sexual abuse.

Harmon was sentenced too 100 years in 2012 on kidnapping and second-degree burglary charges.

“The department will not rest until these inmates have been apprehended,” the ADCRR said in a statement.

Officials have dispatched its chase teams, tracking dog teams and fugitive apprehension unit to hunt down Harmon and Charpiot.

Anyone with information on their whereabouts is asked to call 911.

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