A daring escape has set two men on the lam after they broke free from Fannin County Jail, officials confirm, prompting an intense manhunt. Inmates Raymond Ross and Ramon Perez were captured on surveillance video making their great escape from the Texan lock-up and dashing into a wooded area on Saturday night, according to NBC DFW.
Both men, whose records are a laundry list of criminality, are still on the run as of Monday afternoon. Ross, a felon previously cuffed for evading arrest, drug possession, and a weapons charge, and Perez were last seen in casual grey sweats—a far cry from typical jailhouse garb. "As with all felons do not approach. We do not believe that they are armed at this time," the OEM shared in a somber note on Facebook, as per NBC DFW.
The jailbirds executed a calculated maneuver to break out from their cell to an inner upper part of the building, and subsequently, out into the night, according to Lt. Frank Deater with the Fannin County Sheriff’s Office. Deater's revelation underscores the cunning nature of the escape—a stark reminder of the inmates cunning. "Both are local, so we do have an extensive history with them," he emphasized, suggesting the possibility that familiarity with the area might aid their flight, as obtained by FOX 4 News.
Descriptions of the absconders have been disseminated widely in hopes someone might recognize them: Ross, a white male, is reported to be 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs about 160 pounds, donning brown hair and blue eyes; Perez, similarly described as white, stands taller at 5 feet 11 inches and weighs around 180 pounds and has black hair with brown eyes. The Fannin County Sheriff's Office, keen on recapturing the daring duo, urged anyone who might spot them to dial 903-583-2143 or simply call 911—but with a stern caveat: "They were able to get from their cell into an inner part, upper part of the building and were able to find their way out," said Lt. Frank Deater with the Fannin County Sheriff's Office, as quoted by NBC DFW.