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Authorities Looking For Inmates Who Escaped Transport Van Headed To Jackson Minnesota From Florida

Mon 4-4-2016 []

DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) —Florida authorities are looking for two inmates, destined for a facility in Jackson, MN, who escaped from a van heading to Tallahassee.

Walton County FL Sheriff's officials say they were notified by a private company that transports prisoners that 30-year-old Michael Andrew Rotunno and 31-year-old James Thomas Banks escaped early Today (Monday).

The van had stopped at the Walton County Jail in the Florida Panhandle. Sheriff's officials are assisting in the search. Local school districts also have been notified of the escape.

Rotunno is charged with larceny in a building and delivering and manufacturing narcotics. Banks faces charges of unarmed robbery and escaping from jail.

A Walton County Sheriff's confirmed the inmates were on their way to a facility in Jackson, Minnesota. Jackson County officials are unavailable for comment.

Rotunno was being transported from Longview, Texas. Banks was on his way from Orange County, California.