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Search continues for jail escapees

Monday, June 3, 2002

MARBLE HILL - Two Bollinger County Jail prisoners remain on the loose after an early morning escape Sunday.

Casey Legate, 20, of Bollinger County and Paul Lutes, 23, of Wayne County, overpowered a dispatcher and escaped just before 6 a.m. No one was hurt during the escape.

Legate was wearing blue jeans with a blue shirt. Legate was in jail on drug charges after he was picked up for attempting to make methamphetamine.

Lutes was wearing a dark blue shirt, baggy denim jeans and a dark blue Nike cap. Lutes was in jail on armed robbery charges in connection with the robbery of a gas station.

The Bollinger County Sheriff's Department is cooperating with Wayne County to check out any known hangouts or people that may have any information on Lutes, said Bollinger County Sheriff Terry Wiseman.

The search is targeted around the Marble Hill area, Wiseman said.

"We're making every contact with any person we can," he said.

The men did not escape with any weapons, and the sheriff's department does not have any indication that they are armed, Wiseman said.