Escaped inmates out of Washington County caught in Oklahoma

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WASHINGTON COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - [UPDATE: 12/21/2017 at 3:29:48 PM]
According to officials with the Washington County Sheriff's Office (WCSO), the inmates who escaped from jail Sunday night were caught in Oklahoma during a traffic stop.

Oklahoma District 21 Task Force members caught both Ronly Pardo and David Anderson Thursday afternoon.

Officials said both men have local charges pending against them in Oklahoma, too.

“We could not have received better news today [Thursday] than this,” Sheriff Kevin Crews said. “We are very grateful for all of the agencies that have joined this investigation and have worked tirelessly to bring these subjects back into custody.”

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Washington County Sheriff's Officials say the car believed to have been stolen by two inmates has been recovered in North Carolina.

Officials say inmates Ronly Diaz Pardo, 27, and David Allan Anderson, 39, used a shower curtain rod to chip away at jail walls, leading to their Sunday night escape.

Inmates escaped from the Washington County Jail at about 11 p.m. Sunday.

Since then, the jail has been on lock down while authorities continue to search for the inmates.

They said Pardo is a Hispanic male, approximately 6'1 and 183 lbs. Pardo was a Department of Corrections inmate serving a sentence for two counts of sell, manufacture or delivery of marijuana and was recently taken to the Washington County jail on a new charge of murder.

Anderson is a white male, approximately 5'7 and 175 lbs and was being held at the jail on charges of fleeing and eluding law enforcement with disregard to safety of person or property, use or display of a weapon during felony offense, as well as several drug charges.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office says the inmates stole a Lincoln Town Car from Brickyard Road to escape the area. Officials say that car was found in Haywood County, North Carolina, near where another car had been reported stolen.

Officials say the recovered vehicle is their biggest lead so far.

"We're working, so that gives us a pretty good indication that they have went northbound from the Florida Panhandle, so that's what we're doing now," Washington County Sheriff Kevin Crews said.

Crews said they've also been getting leads from family members and acquaintances of the inmates.

Law enforcement agencies in several different counties and states as far as New York are on the lookout for both the inmates and the vehicle now missing from Haywood County.

Any one with information on their whereabouts is asked to contact the Washington County Sheriff's Office at 638-6111 or give an anonymous tip at 638-TIPS.