A manhunt was underway in northwestern Louisiana early Monday for three "dangerous" inmates who scaled razor-wire fences to escape prison over the weekend.
The trio escaped from the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center on Saturday night, jumping over two rolls of razor-wire, NBC News reported.
The Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office identified the inmates as Michael Elliot, a 24-year-old convicted of theft; Walshea Mitchell, 35, in prison for armed robbery; and Willie Ethridge, 34, serving time for murder and armed robbery.
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While the men were not armed at the time of their escape they should be considered dangerous and "extreme caution should be used if seen," the sheriff's office said in a statement.