Faulkner County Sheriff Andy Shock confirms that three inmates have escaped from the Faulkner County jail, located on South German Lane, and an active manhunt is underway.
The three inmates were identified as Jonathan Jackson and Joel Vermillion, Jr., both 27 years of age, and Stacy Ray Wilson, 41.
Shock said the inmates escaped around 2:30 p.m. through a fence in the recreation yard, ran through a locked gate and jumped a barbwire fence before stealing a vehicle, identified as a 1997 white, four-door Chevrolet Lumina, license plate 184 SAO.
Shock said the detention center has “policies and procedures” that were not followed by staff, which led to the escape.
The men were last seen in white shirts, heading toward Dave Ward Drive. The Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office has several units actively searching for the escapees, Shock said.
According to the Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office website, Jackson was booked June 20 and held in lieu of a $1,880 bond for charges, including possession of drug paraphernalia.
Vermillion was booked June 4 and held in lieu of a $2,500 bond for charges including possession of drug paraphernalia, forgery and failure to appear.
Wilson was booked July 24 and held in lieu of a $15,000 bond for charges including two failure to appears, residential burglary, theft of properly, carrying a concealed weapon, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the escapees is asked to dial 911.
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