Inmates who escaped Bon Air Juvenile Correctional Center spotted in Pennsylvania

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LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM/WFXR) — A pair of inmates who escaped a Virginia prison were spotted in Lancaster and could still be there, the Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office said.

The Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice says Rashad Williams, 18, and Jabar Taylor, 20, overpowered security staff at Bon Air Juvenile Correctional Center and escaped through a hole in a security fence on Monday, July 13.

According to investigators, Williams and Taylor stayed at Homewood Suites by Hilton on Granite Run Drive earlier this week and were spotted on surveillance footage at a Turkey Hill. They were also seen on surveillance footage at the Turkey Hill on Granite Run Drive.

U.S. Marshals describe them as dangerous and warn anyone who sees them to not confront them, but to call in a tip to (866) 865-8477.

Taylor was convicted of two counts of second-degree murder and aggravated malicious assault. Williams was convicted of malicious wounding and robbery.

Three people have been arrested in connection with their escape, including Gerald Thornton — a relative of Williams — as well as Destiny L. Harris and Darren Briggs, both employees at Bon Air Juvenile Correctional Center.

The U.S. Marshals Service is offering a reward of $5,000 per inmate for information that leads to Williams and Taylor’s capture.

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