Prison Escape

UNIONTOWN, Ala. (AP) - A U.S. Marshals Service inspector said
two women cut holes through three fences at a private prison in
Perry County, enabling a convicted murderer and another prisoner to

The fugitives - 22-year-old Ashton Kenny Chase Mink and 26-year-old Joshua Loyd Southwick - were being sought Thursday after their escape from the Perry County Corrections Center about 5:30 a.m. on May 25. Rewards totaling $15,000 were posted.

Inspector Ross Herbert with the Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force said 25-year-old Angela Diana Mink, Ashton Mink's sister, and 25-year-old Jacquelin Rae Kennamer Mink, his wife, are accused of cutting the holes in three perimeter fences.

They were also being sought Thursday on warrants charging them
with aiding the escape of state prisoners.

Information compiled by AP from: The Tuscaloosa News,

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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