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2 Escapees from Miller Co. Correctional Facility still on the run

Authorities say the men managed to cut their way out through some bars in the back of the complex about 9pm Tuesday.
Anthony Brown escaped the Miller County Correctional Facility
Anthony Brown escaped the Miller County Correctional Facility
Bennie Ray Johnson escaped the Miller County Correctional Facility
Bennie Ray Johnson escaped the Miller County Correctional Facility
Jeffery Dean Smith escaped the Miller County Correctional Facility
Jeffery Dean Smith escaped the Miller County Correctional Facility
Kenneth Dewayne Riley escaped the Miller County Correctional Facility
Kenneth Dewayne Riley escaped the Miller County Correctional Facility
Wesley Tyrone Johnson escaped the Miller County Correctional Facility
Wesley Tyrone Johnson escaped the Miller County Correctional Facility
TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) - Six men used a hacksaw to cut through bars to escape Tuesday night from the Miller County jail, and two remain at large.

Chief Deputy Tommy Hollin says deputies have captured escapees Jeffery Dean Smith, Codarrius Morris and Kenneth Dewayne Riley.  Hollin identified the inmates still missing as 23-year-old Bennie Ray Johnson of Bradley, who faces charges of aggravated robbery and second-degree battery; and 30-year-old Anthony Michael Brown of Texarkana, Texas, who faces charges of theft, burglary and
failure to appear in court.

A sixth inmate, Victor Threadgill, escaped Tuesday but was caught in the jail yard. Threadgill recently pleaded guilty to murdering an Ashdown car salesman and is awaiting transfer to a state prison.

Hollin says that Threadgill, who weighs more than 200 pounds, "greased himself up" so that he could get out the jail window.

Hollin says about half the surveillance cameras in the jail don't work, and that the Miller County Quorum Court is reluctant to approve bids to install new security equipment because a new sheriff, Ron Stovall, is to take office January First.
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