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Search for two inmates who escaped Florence prison

Two inmates escape Florence prison
Posted at 9:22 AM, Jan 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-24 14:13:19-05

FLORENCE, AZ — Authorities are searching for two inmates who escaped from the Arizona State Prison Complex - Florence.

On Saturday, inmates John Charpiot and David Harmon escaped from the medium custody south unit at ASPC-Florence, according to a release from the Arizona Department of Corrections (ADCRR).

Charpiot, was admitted to the prison in 2011 after being convicted out of Maricopa County to serve 35 years for molestation of a child and sexual abuse.

John Charpiot

Harmon, was admitted to the prison in 2012 after being convicted out of Maricopa County to serve a total of 100 years for kidnapping charges and second-degree burglary charges.

David Harmon

ADCRR said the inmates were not accounted for during the 8:30 p.m. count Saturday, January 23. They were last accounted for at the 4 p.m. count Saturday.

Authorities say the search for the inmates is top priority and all available resources are being deployed to the search efforts.

ADCRR has dispatched its chase teams, tracking dogs and fugitive apprehension unit to find the inmates.

Local authorities and the Arizona Department of Public Safety are also assisting in the search.

A $35,000 reward per inmate is being offered for information leading to their arrest, according to a tweet from Gov. Doug Ducey.

Anyone with information on their whereabouts is urged to call 911 or Call Silent Witness (480-WITNESS).