AM 1180 Chattooga County Radio began reporting yesterday about some articles of clothing that were found near the Chattooga River in the Pennville area of Chattooga County that are believed to have come from the inmates that escaped last week from Hays State Prison.

Brian Owens, the Assistant Commissioner of the Department of Corrections confirmed the finding of  two pairs of prison pants in the general area originall described.  Owens spoke with AM 1180 Chattooga County Radio this morning and stated that a press release would be forthcoming on the finding.

Law enforcement officials have been searching the river area today.  Last week searches were centering on Taylors Ridge and in the area of the Narrows, even as far as Floyd County.  DOC officials still contend that the escaped inmates are in the area.  Many residents are skeptical that both inmates remain in the area.