11:12 AM
~~~~~~~Deana Davison~~~~~~~

Three people have been arrested on charges of helping two convicted killers escape from an Arkansas prison last Friday.

Authorities say that Little Rock residents Deana Davison and Ryan McKinney and Michael Stephenson of Jacksonville left a 2003 Hyundai Sonata for Jeffery Grinder and Calvin Adams in the parking lot of the Cummins Unit in Grady Thursday. Grady is about an hour from Little Rock.

The three were arrested and charged on Saturday with furnishing an implement for escape, a felony, according to Arkansas State Police spokesman Bill Sadler.

Grinder and Adams were caught by surveillance cameras entering the prison library in their prison issued clothing shortly after head count at 6p.m. Friday.....then exiting in correctional officer uniforms. They made their escape during shift change about 6:20 p.m. and weren't discovered missing until head count at 10 p.m.

Prison guard and law enforcement uniforms are made at the maximum security prison.

Five guards were placed on unpaid leave yesterday in connection with the escape. They were guarding the entrance and exit to the prison.

Grinder and Adams were seen in Missouri's Bootheel on Saturday and spotted in western Michigan yesterday.