- Associated Press - Friday, September 12, 2014

SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) - Authorities are searching for two jail inmates who have escaped from the Grant County Detention Center in New Mexico.

County authorities say Adam Martinez and Tyler Cole escaped sometime after 9 p.m. Thursday.

Detention center officials tell KOB-TV (https://bit.ly/WVro4t) they believe the men removed a panel from the ceiling and climbed up into it.

They then allegedly followed a pipe channel in the roof and left the facility through a maintenance door.

Officers say they found a sheet hanging from the missing panel in the ceiling and clothing left behind by the inmates.

Martinez was arrested on Aug. 14 in Silver City for resisting arrest, trespassing and evading an officer.

Cole was arrested on May 5 on a failure-to-appear warrant and was scheduled to be transported to a rehabilitation facility.

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