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Three escape from southern Indiana prison

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Christopher Marshall Christopher Marshall
Bobby Cockerell Bobby Cockerell
Jerry Sargent Jerry Sargent

Branchville - Three inmates who escaped from southern Indiana's Branchville Correctional Facility are considered dangerous.

The inmates are identified as 49-year-old Christopher Marshall, who's serving a 50-year sentence for dealing cocaine; 59-year-old Jerry Sargent, who's serving a 50-year sentence for robbery and criminal confinement; and 31-year-old Bobby Cockerell, serving a 20-year sentence for burglary.

Police say the men were last accounted for at the facility around 8:15 CDT Friday morning. Marshall and Sargent were assigned to the welding shop at the facility and are believed to have assaulted a maintenance worker prior to the escape. The method of escape is still under investigation.

The maintenance worker was airlifted to the University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. The prison is about 50 miles west of Louisville.

Local, state and federal law enforcement say they are conducting an intensive investigation to locate and apprehend the escaped prisoners. Anyone with information is asked to call their local police or 911.

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