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2 inmates being sought after manipulating lock, escaping from Iowa jail

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Two inmates have escaped from jail just south of Des Moines, Iowa, and officials say they should be considered dangerous.

Frank Manders, 26, and Darian Crayton, 29, escaped from the Warren County Jail at 4 a.m. Monday by manipulating a locking mechanism. They left the holding area through a stairway, officials told WHO-TV.

The two were last seen heading north from the jail in jail-issued clothing, but officials believe they have since changed, the Des Moines Register says.

Police told WHO-TV the two stole a blue Kia Sedona with no license plates and may be headed to Des Moines.

Manders was in custody on vehicular homicide charges, the jail record shows. He is described as a while man who is 5-feet, 9-inches tall, 196 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes, the Des Moines Register says.

Crayton was in custody for driving while barred, the jail record notes. He is described as black man who is 5-feet, 10-inches tall, 195 pounds with brown eyes and black hair, the newspaper reports.

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