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Inmates escape from prison work crew in Las Vegas

Updated Wednesday, May 9, 2012 | 5:35 p.m.

Inmates flee from state vehicle

CARSON CITY — Two state prison inmates escaped from a state forestry work crew in Clark County on Wednesday and were last seen in the area of U.S. 95 approaching Interstate 15, authorities said.

The vehicle had pulled over had stopped on northbound U.S. 95 near the I-15 interchange after two of the 12 inmates on board claimed they were sick, police said.

While the vehicle was stopped the two inmates started running toward I-15, according to the Department of Corrections.

The state Department of Corrections said Jonathan Jackson, 29, and Spike Brown, 32, were both were sentenced out of Clark County.

Jackson is serving a 24 to 60 month sentence for conspiracy to commit a violent crime and a concurrent 36- to 96-month term for car theft, officials said.

Brown is serving a 48- to 120-month sentence for possession of stolen property and a consecutive 12- to 72-month term for being an ex-felon in possession of firearm, officials said.

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