GIRARD — Authorities say two inmates have escaped from a southeast Kansas jail.
The Pittsburg Morning Sun reports that Steven Ray Barnes and Shaun Steven Simpson broke out of the Crawford County Jail on Saturday. The Crawford County Sheriff’s Office says they were last seen traveling south on foot from the jail in Girard.
Authorities say they escaped by breaking a clamp on the outdoor recreation fence and then climbing the outer fence using a sweatshirt to cover the razor wire.
Barnes was being held on parole violation on a theft conviction. Simpson was being held on kidnapping and driving with a suspended license.
Authorities say they have possibly left the Girard area in a 1999 Chevy Trailblazer. Authorities are urging anyone with information to come forward.