(PATTONSBURG, Mo.) -- Authorities are searching for three convicts, including a convicted murderer, who escaped from the Daviess/DeKalb County Regional Jail in Pattonsburg, Missouri.
It is unclear exactly how they escaped. The Kansas City Star reports that the three men broke free by crawling under a section of the fence just before 8:00 p.m. Sunday.
Authorities consider these individuals dangerous, and believe the escapees may have gotten a ride out of the area. All of the surrounding counties are assisting in the search, including local patrol, state troopers, highway patrol and SWAT.
The escapees -- Carlos Sarmiento, 57, Nicholas D. McCleary, 26, and Timothy J. Baudour, 34 -- do have family in the area, but it is unclear if they were involved in any way in the escapes.
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