Manhunt underway after two reported violent inmates escape jail through air duct

Authorities issued a statewide manhunt in Missouri after two inmates escaped through an air duct from the Pemiscot County Jail in Caruthersville.

ABC News reports that William Carter (pictured left), 27, who’s facing first degree murder charges, and Joseph Latamondeer (pictured right), 41, who’s facing felony assault and kidnapping charges, somehow managed to sneak out of their cells, and sliver their way to freedom via the jail’s air duct. After making their way through the air duct, the pair arrived in a room, fled through the door and scaled a fence behind the building.

Police warn that both men are considered extremely dangerous and should not be approached. Captain Michael Coleman said that the authorities with the Pemiscot County Sheriff’s Office think that the pair are still in the area. Search teams and dogs are actively looking for the suspects.

ESCAPED INMATES WANTED 10/15/17 Carter and Latamondeer both escaped the Pemiscot County Justice Center in…

Posted by Caruthersville Police Department on Sunday, October 15, 2017

Both suspects were scheduled to appear in court on Monday.

Anyone with any information should call 911 or 573-333-4101 immediately.

The story is still developing. Check back with CrimeOnline as additional details become available.

[Feature Photo: Police Handout]