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    Exclamation AR - Manhunt launched for 2 murders who escape from prison 5/29/09

    Two convicted murderers put on corrections-officer uniforms and walked out of an Arkansas prison during a shift change, officials said Saturday as they searched for the men.

    Jeffrey Grinder, 32, and Calvin Adams, 39, escaped Friday evening from the Cummins Unit prison in Grady more than three hours before officials realized they were missing, corrections department spokeswoman Dina Tyler said.

    Both men were serving life sentences without the possibility of parole at the prison about 60 miles southeast of Little Rock.

    The guard uniforms the inmates put on are made in the prison. Video surveillance shows the men put them in the prison library after the 6 p.m. headcount and walked out of the prison during a shift change less than 20 minutes later, Tyler said.

    Grinder and Adams drove away in a maroon or burgundy colored, 4-door sedan that had been left for them. Officials realized the men were missing after coming up short during the 10 p.m. inmate headcount, Tyler said.

    Grinder was convicted of capital murder in 2004, and Adams was convicted of capital murder in 1995. Both men have family in Arkansas and out of state.

    "It is possible they could have left Arkansas," Tyler said.

    Corrections officials are trying to develop leads on where the men are and hoping someone will spot them, Tyler said.
    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,...est=latestnews

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    Thanks for the warning!! Wow! Amazing how easily they skipped out of that prison.
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    Hi all- thanks KaylynnCouture, for adding this thread. I know there are a few WS'ers, beside me, in this area. It seems like there's alot of prison escapes around here.
    So it's possible they went north. It would have also been nice to know what other states they have family members in.
    I hope they get caught real soon. 'Til then, let me share some old fashioned common sense that an elderly lady shared with me one day- Leave your keys in the ignition while they're on the loose. LOL good idee!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nomad View Post
    Hi all- thanks KaylynnCouture, for adding this thread. I know there are a few WS'ers, beside me, in this area. It seems like there's alot of prison escapes around here.
    So it's possible they went north. It would have also been nice to know what other states they have family members in.
    I hope they get caught real soon. 'Til then, let me share some old fashioned common sense that an elderly lady shared with me one day- Leave your keys in the ignition while they're on the loose. LOL good idee!
    Hmmm...well...it does make sense. Interesting. I wonder how she came up with such wisdom? Lived near a prison maybe?
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    Descriptions of the suspects:

    Grinder is a white male, 5-feet, 9-inches tall, weighing 150 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes.

    Adams is a white male, 5-feet, 7-inches tall, weighing 154 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

    Link to the local newspaper in Pine Bluff (about 20 miles from the prison): http://www.pbcommercial.com/ Hopefully they'll be posting more updates on there.

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    I pulled up their inmate rosters. Jeffrey Grinder has quite a scary list of charges (from robberies to capital murder).

    Jeffrey Grinder: http://www.adc.arkansas.gov/inmate_i...ex=M&agetype=1

    Calvin Adams:
    http://www.adc.arkansas.gov/inmate_i...ex=b&agetype=1

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    Leaving keys in the ignition is sheer genius!

    With the advent of iris detection, facial recognition & other biometric systems, prison escapes should be all but impossible. One would have to be accepted to enter or exit a facility. It's facinating technology; we truly are one of a kind..... just like everybody else.

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    http://www.todaysthv.com/news/news.aspx?storyid=85913


    Here's alot more info with interesting comments. I like the one about who's big idea was it to let the inmates even make guard uniforms lol. So true.
    They got the i d on the car tags

    They were believed to be in a 2003 Maroon or Red Hyundai Sonata 4dr, with a bondo patch on the right rear. This vehicle was displaying Arkansas License No. 595NYM.

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    How much do you want to bet the person who left the car was some ignorant woman who was carrying on a prison romance with one of those losers?

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    Grinder has ties to Baxter County, Arkansas and it believed that he has made specific threats concerning two area residents. Both of these residents have been notified.

    Adams has ties to the Thayer, Missouri area.

    Both men have family in Arkansas and out of state.

    http://www.todaysthv.com/news/local/...=85913&catid=2
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    Quote Originally Posted by ALT View Post
    How much do you want to bet the person who left the car was some ignorant woman who was carrying on a prison romance with one of those losers?
    That wouldn't surprise me. The driver could have driven down from greene county-(adams) or the counties of washington, searcy, marion-(grinder) to leave the car and they must have left a credit card for them so we can pay for their gas. The last update I read has them possibly heading to Michigan now. I'd love to be driving North on I 57 now. I'd be keeping my eyes peeled.

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    I have some information about the crimes that sent this pair to jail on my blog if anyone is interested.

    http://crimesceneinvestigations.blog...murderers.html
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    this is why so many want the death penalty, because walls just cannot hold some people

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    Escaped Convicts Thought to be in Missouri: http://www.katv.com/news/stories/0609/627911.html

    Two killers who escaped from the Cummins Unit in southeast Arkansas have been spotted in the Missouri Bootheel, where authorities believe they are traveling together.


    Correction Department spokeswoman Dina Tyler says the men were spotted Saturday in two southeast Missouri communities, Hayti and Brraggadocio.

    Tyler says Adams has relatives in the area and there is no reason to believe the men have moved on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KaylynnCouture View Post
    Escaped Convicts Thought to be in Missouri: http://www.katv.com/news/stories/0609/627911.html

    Two killers who escaped from the Cummins Unit in southeast Arkansas have been spotted in the Missouri Bootheel, where authorities believe they are traveling together.


    Correction Department spokeswoman Dina Tyler says the men were spotted Saturday in two southeast Missouri communities, Hayti and Brraggadocio.

    Tyler says Adams has relatives in the area and there is no reason to believe the men have moved on.
    Hayti and Braggadocio are not Missouri counties. I wonder what she meant.

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