It was claimed two inmates escaped through a two foot hole in their cell at the Fayette County Jail and authorities are searching for them.
Around 1:30 a.m., on Saturday, jail staff noticed Chadwick R. Heath and Michael D. Roberts were missing when performing a routine head count before locking the inmates into their cells for the night. Officers noticed a 2′ by 2′ hole in both the interior and exterior walls when they checked the inmates’ cell and then notified the sheriff.
Officers and K-9 units were dispatched to the scene to try and find the inmates, but were unsuccessful.
Authorities checked the camera system and observed Heath and Roberts escaping through the hole around 11:30 p.m.
Heath is currently charged with four counts of dealing in a narcotic drug, maintaining a common nuisance and visiting a common nuisance. Roberts is currently charged with burglary and two counts of theft.
A vehicle has been reported stolen from a man that Roberts used to work for, deputies said and that he had reportedly stole from him in the past. On Sunday morning, the 2015 White Ford F350 went missing. The truck’s Indiana license plate is SZP509. The truck had white and black lettering saying ” JOBE BROTHERS” on the side doors.
A cash reward of $1,000 for any information that would lead to the apprehension of the escaped inmates is being offered by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department.