According to Pulaski County Sheriff Ron Long, two inmates escaped the county jail early Sunday morning.
Long said the “jail-break occurred after both inmates had requested a medical check, during which time they stole the jailer’s keys and fled the facility. The jailer was not injured during the incident.”
All law enforcement agencies within Pulaski County, along with the Missouri State Highway Patrol and surrounding Sheriff Departments, are assisting in the search.
The first escapee is identified as James Randall (J.R) Sherrell, 32, a white male, 5’6, 120 lbs. Sherrell has short brown hair and green eyes, with multiple tattoos about his body. This inmate was in custody for Possession of a Controlled Substance and Interfering with a Felony Arrest. Sherrell is a career offender and should be considered dangerous.
The second escapee is Dustin Richardson, 27, a white male, 5’11, 180 pounds. Richardson has short brown hair and brown eyes, with multiple tattoos about his body. This inmate was in custody for Child Molestation, 1st Degree, and has another outstanding warrant out of Camdenton County for Molesting a Minor. Richardson is also a career offender and should be considered dangerous, Long said.
If you have any information regarding the location of either suspect, please contact the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department at 574-774-6196, or call 911.