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Santos Carrera-Morales
Santos Carrera-Morales is a convicted double murderer

Four inmates, including a convicted double murderer, escaped from a jail in Kansas in a pre-dawn breakout early this morning. 

One of the men was quickly apprehended, but two of the inmates, including the murderer, are still on the run, according to authorities.

A multi-state manhunt is underway for "the armed and dangerous men."

Santos Carrera-Morales, 22, was tried as an adult and convicted for the2007 shooting deaths of 16 year-old Julio Morales and 18 year-old Adrian Vega.  Morales and Vega were working on a car at the Claremont apartments in Wichita when they were gunned down.

Eric James
Eric James

Eric James, James, 22, was convicted of multiple charges, including kidnapping during the commission of a crime.

UPDATE -Drew Edward Wade, 21, convicted of aggravated battery and attempted robbery was apprehended about 5:30 p.m. in North Platte, Nebraska.

Drew Wade

Three jail employees and a citizen suffered injuries associated with the breakout.  The citizen was stabbed in the face by the inmate/s when his car was stolen.

School in North Ottawa County were called off today as a precautionary measure to ensure the safety of those walking to school.

Ottawa County Sheriff Keith Coleman said the inmates distracted guards by saying they needed help because of a water leak in their cell. The men then overpowered the guards, threatened the 911 dispatcher, gained entry to the main control room, opened up all of the cells and escaped out the front door. The entire facility was unsecured, Coleman said.

Sheriff Coleman captured one of the inmates at a gas station shortly after the breakout. The other escapees stole residents’ vehicles to get away from the area. Authorities are looking for a 2002 Nissan Altima, gold in color, with a license plate of 649-CIC, and a 2005 Chevrolet Venture, tan in color, in connection to the wanted men.
The inmates had been transferred to the jail due to overcrowding at the state prison, according to The Associated Press.

If you have information that can help authorities apprehend the escaped inmates call 9-1-1


trybefan4life said...

The other is a 2005 Chevrolet Venture, tan in color, with a Kansas tag number of 854-DZQ.

Here is the plate number for the van if you want to add it to your blog...