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Authorities search for 2 inmates who escaped Florence prison

David T. Harmon, left, and John B. Charpiot. (Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation and Reentry Photos)

PHOENIX — Two prisoners are on the loose after escaping from the Arizona State Prison in Florence.

The inmates were identified as David T. Harmon and John B. Charpiot, according to a release by The Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation and Reentry.

Harmon was set to serve 100 years for kidnapping and second-degree burglary. He was admitted to the prison in 2012.

Charpiot was admitted in 2011 and set to serve 35 years for child molestation and sexual abuse.

The two inmates were last accounted for at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday and were missing for the 8:30 p.m. count.

According to the ADCRR, all resources including chase teams, tracking dogs and fugitive apprehension units have been dispatched to track down the prisoners.

Anyone with information on their whereabouts is urged to call 911.

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