Five inmates escaped from the St. Francois County Detention Center in Farmington, Missouri, Tuesday night, authorities said in a statement. statement posted on Facebook.
The suspects, identified as Kelly McSean, Dakota Pace, Aaron Sebastian, LuJuan Tucker and Michael Wilkins, gained access to the jail roof through vents and pipes in the building’s plumbing system. They then went to the ground, said St. Francois County Sheriff’s Department Chief Gregory Armstrong.
The inmates removed their orange jumpsuits and were seen on camera wearing white thermal leggings, white boxer shorts and/or basketball shorts, and white T-shirts, with the exception of Tucker, who was wearing a black T-shirt, the sheriff’s department said.
Surveillance footage also captured inmates stealing a dark gray 2009 Toyota Scion with temporary Missouri tags and no front license plate from the Centene Corporation parking lot at approximately 7 p.m.
The group was last seen on camera driving south, according to sheriff’s department officials.
All of the inmates were being held on felony warrants and three of the inmates, Tucker, Sebastian and McSean, are known sex offenders, authorities said.
Authorities said if members of the public see the fugitives, they should stay away and call 9-1-1.