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Manhunt underway in Ohio for escaped Gallia County Jail inmates

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This article, Manhunt underway in Ohio for fugitive prisoners from Gallia County jail, originally appeared in CBSNews.com

Four prisoners escaped from Gallia County Jail in Ohio earlier Sunday. Gallia County Sheriff Matt Champlin confirmed in a statement that the four detainees overpowered two female police with a homemade gun and escaped at 12:14 pm on Sunday.

According CBS Columbus Affiliated WBNS-TV, the sheriff's office determined that inmates had assistance in the escape of at least one person outside. The sheriff's office identified the four escaped prisoners as:

Brynn K. Martin, 40, 5 "7" tall and weighs approximately 170 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes; Christopher M. Clemente, 24, 6 & 1 "tall and weighs approximately 165 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes; Troy R. McDaniel Jr., 30, measures 5 ″ 11 "tall and weighs approximately 157 pounds, with blond hair and blue eyes; Lawrence R. Lee III, 29, measures 5 ″ 9" tall and weighs approximately 187 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

Sheriff's office details disclosed what charges each detainee was detained before his escape: Martin faced several crimes, including charges related to the breaking, entry and receipt of stolen property; Clement was indicted on charges related to drug trafficking; McDaniel did not appear before a court for "non-support for dependents"; and Lee was charged with two felonies and a crime related to fraud, obstruction and identity assault.

All prisoners are considered extremely dangerous.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Gallia County Sheriff's Office hotline at 740-446-655. The US Marshal Service is offering a reward of up to $ 2,500 per fugitive for information leading to a prison.

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