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Search Continues For Two Guilford County Escaped Inmates

3:21 PM, Mar 19, 2013   |    comments
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High Point, NC -- The search continues for two inmates who escaped from the Guilford County Jail in High Point on Saturday.

Tuesday, Colonel Randy Powers with the Guilford County Sheriff's Office told WFMY News 2 the manhunt is on.

Powers said they have deputies actively following up on leads, as well as generating and following up on their own leads.

Saturday, Jose Alberto Hernandez-Hernandez and Jose Idel Sid AKA Jose Joaquin-Del Cid Sosa escaped sometime before 4:40 p.m.

Read: WFMY News 2 Digs Into Escaped Inmates Records

Sheriff Barnes said the men used a piece of metal from a ceiling grate as a tool to pry and cut a piece of metal covering the window. Sheriff Barnes said Jose Idel Sid had been inside the same cell since September 2012.

According to Powers, they have launched an internal investigation at the jail. 

Powers said they're looking to see what policies and procedures were not followed and what needs to change.   

The Sheriff's office does not know what the inmates were wearing. According to Powers, they found their jumpsuits left in the cell.

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