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Convicted Murderer, Kidnapper On The Loose After Kansas Jail Escape

By: CNN (Posted by Kion Hudson)
By: CNN (Posted by Kion Hudson)

(CNN)-- A convicted murderer and another inmate who escaped from a Kansas jail remained on the loose Thursday, as authorities scoured the region for the missing prisoners.

Santos Carrera-Morales, identified as a Hispanic male with a shaved head and goatee, escaped from the Ottawa County Jail early Wednesday morning, according to the Kansas Department of Corrections. He was convicted in 2008 of two counts of first-degree murder.

Eric James, 23, identified as a black male who wears his hair in cornrows, is also missing, the agency reported. James was convicted in 2009 of three counts of aggravated burglary and one count of kidnapping.

The men are considered armed and dangerous, and their whereabouts are currently unknown, officials said.

Two other men who escaped with them have since been apprehended.

Drew Wade, 21, was taken into custody by authorities in North Platte, Nebraska, Wednesday afternoon. The fourth man was apprehended shortly after his escape but was not identified.

Authorities are asking anyone with information related to the investigation to call 911, or the Kansas Bureau of Investigation at 1-800-572-7463.

631 SW Commerce Pl. Topeka, Kansas 66615 phone: 785-272-6397 fax: 785-272-1363 email:
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