Officials think Hays escapees are headed toward Canadian or Mexican border


Investigators believe that two men who escaped from Hays State Prison on Oct. 13 – Johnny Mack Brown, 52, and Michael Tweedell, 48, are currently still in the area but may attempt to flee the country via either the Canadian or Mexican boarders.

Lookouts have been provided to all boarder agencies to include the U.S. Coast Guard, according to a Department of Corrections news release. Both inmates are considered to be armed and dangerous with extensive histories of criminal violence. A reward has been offered for both of the escapees. The U.S. Marshal’s Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force (SERFTF) is a team comprised of law enforcement officers from the United States Marshal, as well as, 25 other local, state and federal agencies. The task force’s objective is to seek out and arrest the regions most violent offenders. Since the inception of the task force in September of 2003, the SERFTF has closed over 14,000 felony warrants. Annually, more fugitives are arrested by U.S. Marshals than all other federal agencies combined.


Article Courtsey of the Rome News Tribune