Four dangerous inmates from an Oklahoma prison have escaped through the ventilation system.
ABC News reports that the breakout happened between 1am and 4am Monday at the Lincoln County Jail near Oklahoma City.
For two of the jailbirds it is their second bid for freedom within three months following an earlier breakout through the same ventilation system.
The escapees were identified as Jeremy Tyson Irvin, 31; Brian Allen Moody, 23; Sonny Baker, 41; and Trey Glenn Goodnight, 27.
One of the escapees, Tyson, is in the jail for first degree murder. All of the others are doing time for property crimes, according to KOCO.
In late March, Moody and Baker escaped through the same ventilation system, but were found and returned to the prison within several days. Neither had left the state.
Lincoln County Sheriff Charles Dougherty admits the air duct system isn’t very secure, Daily Mail reports.
‘There’s an area between the ceiling and probably about a 10-foot wall. It’s made out of wire,’ Dougherty told KOCO. ‘They get up on top of that and they’re able to jump over an air vent.’
He said he’s looking into getting the opening sealed up.
‘I’ve already met with all three county commissioners and they’ve been in here with some contractors to look and see what we can do to avoid this from happening anymore,’ he said.
He called the prisoners ‘dangerous folks’.
The sheriff said he believes that Baker and Moody were able to make their escape in a stolen white Dodge truck. He believes they headed down Highway 9 and Highway 102 in Pottawatomie County.