FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities were searching Sunday for two inmates who escaped from the state prison in Florence.
Arizona Department of Corrections officials said John Charpiot and David Harmon escaped Saturday from the medium custody south unit.
They said the two weren’t accounted for during the 8:30 p.m. inmate count after being there for the 4 p.m. count.
Corrections officials said they have dispatched chase teams, tracking dog teams and a fugitive apprehension unit to find the escaped inmates.
The Arizona Department of Public Safety also is assisting in the search.
Charpiot was sent to prison in 2011 on a 35-year sentence for molestation of a child and sexual abuse out of Maricopa County.
Harmon has been imprisoned since 2012 after being convicted out of Maricopa County to serve 100 years for kidnapping and second-degree burglary charges.