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Two inmates escape from Arizona prison

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Two inmates escape Arizona prison. Harmon (right), Charpiot (left)

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - The Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation, and Reentry (ADCRR) announced two inmates have escaped from Arizona State Prison-Florence Saturday.

The two inmates are John B. Charpiot and David T. Harmon.

The ADCRR said the inmates were accounted for at a 4pm count Saturday afternoon. However, at the 8:30pm count they were no where to be found.

According to the ADCRR, Charpiot was sentenced 35 years to prison in 2011 after being convicted for molestation of a child and sexual abuse.

Harmon was sentenced in 2012 after being convicted 100 years for kidnapping charges and second degree burglary charges.

Both inmates are considered dangerous.

The ADCRR said finding the fugitives is a top priority.

Governor Doug Ducey announced a $25,000 reward from Silent Witness for each inmate.

Anyone with information on the fugitive's whereabouts are encouraged to call 911 or 480-WITNESS.

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Crystal Jimenez

Crystal Jimenez began at KYMA as a Digital Content Producer in June 2019, and is now a multimedia journalist for the morning show.


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