RICHMOND, Va -- A $5,000 reward has been set for information leading to the arrest of two fugitives who escaped from the Bon Air Juvenile Correctional Center in Chesterfield County.
Two employees have also been charged in the escape.
Department of Justice officials said Rashad Williams and Jabar Taylor used a type of cord to choke a security guard, then swiped his keys to make their escape.
The department said it appears the two men got into a waiting car Monday morning from an exterior fence that had a hole cut in it. They're trying to determine who cut that hole and when.
The two fugitives, one of whom has been convicted of two homicides, are believed to have traveled north after the escape, where both have significant ties. They are believed to be together but may have separated.
The Marshals are offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of each fugitive.
“The danger posed by these fugitives and their escape should not be taken lightly by anyone,” said Nick E. Proffitt, U.S. Marshal for the Eastern District of Virginia. “The fugitives went to great lengths to affect the escape, and they pose a significant threat to any law enforcement officer or member of the public who may encounter them.”