The escapees, 24-year old Justin Ross Reynolds and 36-year-old Michae Chancel Edelen, were both in jail on drug charges. Reynolds is 5’8”, 135 lbs, with brown hair and hazel eyes and a goatee. Edelen is 6 ft. tall, 185 lbs with blonde hair and blue eyes. Both men have lengthy criminal histories and Bryan County officials say they should be considered dangerous.

This is Edelen’s second escape from jail this year. In Feb., he and three other inmates walked out of the jail. Edelen was being held on burglary charges at the time of his last escape.

Wednesday nights’ escape was one of several escapes from Bryan County Jail in the past year. Jail officials said they blame procedural glitches for the large number of escapes.

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