Two 'dangerous' inmates, including murder suspect, escape detention centre in Arkansas

A manhunt is under way after two inmates escaped a detention centre in Arkansas - including one man suspected of murder.

Noah Roush, 22, and Jatonia Bryant, 23, were found to be missing from the Dub Brassell Adult Detention Centre on Monday morning, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.

The sheriff's office warned the two inmates are considered "dangerous" and should not be approached by members of the public.

Roush was being held on suspicion of residential burglary and theft of property, and was also a suspect in a homicide.

Bryant was being held on suspicion of capital murder - the most severe category of murder, which would make any perpetrator eligible for the death penalty in the state.

"All efforts are being made at this moment to apprehend these suspects," the sheriff's office said.

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It was thought the two men escaped in the 48 hours before it was noticed they were missing.

It is not clear how they managed to escape.

The sheriff's office said they were working alongside local and state police and the Arkansas Department of Correction to find the suspects.