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Two inmates escape from Rutherford County Jail

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Police are now searching for two men, who escaped from Rutherford County Jail earlier this morning.

Multiple news outlets report that Dewayne Halfacre and Jonathan Baxter overpowered a guard, just after 12:30 this morning. Both men reportedly assaulted the officer, and then climbed over the razor wire, escaping the facility.

According to a release, both the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office deputies, and Murfreesboro Police are searching the area near New Salem highway.

Both men were last seen wearing white T-shirts and orange pants. Halfacre was once on the TBI's most wanted list, after he and an accomplice were charged in an armed robbery. He was eventually arrested following a 5 day manhunt.

Police are warning the public to call 911 immediately, if they are spotted and do not approach them.

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