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Search Continues For Vance Jail Escapee

Posted May 13, 2007 4:11 p.m. EDT
Updated May 14, 2007 7:13 a.m. EDT

— Vance County authorities were on the hunt Sunday for an inmate who escaped from jail with two others.

Reuben Cooper, Kyle Shearin and Aaron Harris escaped by getting onto the roof of the building and jumping over the barbed wires about 1:30 p.m., said Vance County Sheriff Peter White.

Shearin and Harris were recaptured by authorities a couple of hours after the escape. Cooper is still on the loose, White said.

The inmates were being held on charges ranging from drug possession to possession of a firearm by a felon and communicating threats.