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4 Inmates Escape County Jail By Going Through Trap Door Above Shower

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ANADARKO, Okla. (CBS Houston/AP) — Caddo County authorities say four inmates have escaped the county jail by going through a trap door above the shower.

Authorities told reporters that 21-year-old Dylan Ray Three Irons; 23-year-old Prime Brown; 24-year-old Anthony James Mendonca and 32-year-old Triston Cheadle escaped the jail early Sunday morning.

“All they had to do was push the door and walk out because it’s not in the jail,” Sheriff Gene Cain told KOKH-TV.

Three Irons, Brown and Mendonca were awaiting transport to a state prison after being convicted of various drug crimes. Cheadle is a federal inmate who was awaiting trial on a gun charge.

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