Convicted murderer, kidnapper on the loose after jail escape

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Santos Carrera-Morales

TOPEKA, Kan. — A convicted murderer and another inmate who escaped from a Kansas jail remained on the loose Thursday, as authorities scoured the region for the missing prisoners.

Santos Carrera-Morales, 22, escaped from the Ottawa County Jail early Wednesday morning, according to the Kansas Department of Corrections. He was convicted in 2008 of two counts of first-degree murder.

Eric James, 23, is also missing, the agency reported. James was convicted in 2009 of three counts of aggravated burglary and one count of kidnapping.

The men are considered armed and dangerous, and their whereabouts are currently unknown, officials said.

Two other men who escaped with them have since been apprehended.

Drew Wade, 21, was taken into custody by authorities in North Platte, Nebraska, Wednesday afternoon. The fourth man was apprehended shortly after his escape but was not identified.

Authorities are asking anyone with information related to the investigation to call 911, or the Kansas Bureau of Investigation at 1-800-572-7463.

Credit: CNN.

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