2 Detainees, Including One Held On Murder Charges, Have Broken Out Of A County Jail In Arkansas

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) — Two detainees, including one held on murder charges, have broken out of a county jail in Arkansas, authorities said Monday.

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office said it discovered Monday morning that Jatonia Bryant and Noah Roush were missing from the Dub Brassell Adult Detention Center in Pine Bluff, located 39 miles (63 kilometers) southeast of Little Rock.

Bryant, 23, was being detained on probable cause for capital murder in a 2023 shooting. Roush, 22, was being held on probable cause for residential burglary and theft of property charges. The sheriff's office said he was also a suspect in a homicide.

The sheriff's office said in a release it believed the two men escaped in the last two days, but did not say how they escaped.

The sheriff's office said both men are considered dangerous and should only be approached by law enforcement. The sheriff's office said it was working with Pine Bluff police, Arkansas State Police and the state Department of Correction to search for the men.