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Hunt on for three escapees

POSTED April 18, 2012 5:36 p.m.
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MINNEAPOLIS – Three of the four Kansas Department of Corrections inmates housed at the Ottawa County jail here  who escaped at about 5 a.m. Wednesday remain at large, according to a KCOC news release.
One escapee has been apprehended; however, authorities are still looking for:
• 22-year-old Santos Carrera-Morales, a 5’9’’, 169-pound Hispanic male with brown eyes, a shaved head and a goatee. He has a 2008 conviction for two counts of murder in the first degree in Sedgwick County.
• 22-year-old Eric James, a 5’7”, 180-pound black male with brown eyes and cornrows. He has a 2009 conviction fpr three counts aggravated burglary and one count kidnapping in Anderson County.
• 21-year-old Drew Wade, a 5’11”, 176-pound white male with blue eyes, a shaved, glasses and “785” tattooed across his neck. He has a 2008 conviction for one count attempted robbery and one count aggravated battery in Shawnee County.
There are two known vehicles of interest in connection with the escape. They include a gold 2002 Nissan Altima with a license plate of 649-CIC and a tan 2005 Chevrolet Venture with a license plate of 854-DZQ.
All escapees are considered armed and dangerous. Anyone who has information pertaining to the whereabouts of Carrera-Morales, James, and/or Wade, can call 911, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation at 1-800-572-7463 or Ellsworth Correctional Facility at 785-472-5501.
The KDOC has housed inmates in Ottawa County since Jan. 17, 2012.     

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