- Associated Press - Monday, February 24, 2014

FARMERVILLE, La. (AP) - Two state Department of Corrections prisoners escaped from the Union Parish Detention Center over the weekend.

Union Sheriff Dusty Gates identified the two as 36-year-old Thomas Kinnaird Jr., of Ruston, and 39-year-old Benjamin Morana, of Junction City.

The News-Star reports that, as of the sheriff’s last update Sunday night the two remained at large (https://tnsne.ws/1o0sS4l).

Gates said he was told that the prisoners were in their cells at 6 p.m. He said they escaped, apparently over the prison fence, sometime between 6 p.m. and shortly before 9 p.m.

Sheriff’s deputies, Farmerville police, DOC officers and the U.S. Marshal’s Office are participating in the search for the two men.

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Information from: The News-Star, https://www.thenewsstar.com


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