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US Marshals offering $5,000 each for locating escaped Bon Air inmates

Posted at 12:01 AM, Jul 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-17 00:06:32-04

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- The two men who escaped from Bon Air Correctional Facility in Chesterfield have managed to stay under the radar, but Virginia State Police continue their investigation while US Marshals continue the search for both, offering $5,000 apiece for the capture of Rashad Williams and Jabar Taylor.

It was a violent escape from incarceration, where the 20-year-old Taylor was serving time for murder and the 18-year-old Williams for malicious wounding and robbery. They’ve been on the run since early Monday morning.

They’re accused of choking a guard, snatching a set of keys, and making their way through a hole that had been cut in a fence at the Bon Air Correctional Facility in Chesterfield.

"These are young fugitives,” said Kevin Conolly, with the US Marshals Service. “This isn't our first rodeo. We will catch up with these two, and hopefully before something else bad happens."

In the investigation, the US Marshals Fugitive Task Force has charged 23-year-old Destiny Harris, a corrections officer, and 42-year-old Darren Briggs, also an employee.

Harris is charged with aiding, Briggs with felony providing a cell phone to a prisoner.

"You can remain anonymous,” said Connolly. “If you got tips, we will take them every way we can get them. Again that's five thousand dollars per for the capture of these two.”

Marshals confirm they've followed leads in at least seven states.

Crime Insider sources say the two were dropped off in Philadelphia and may have split up from there.

The federal agents say if you’re believed to be helping the inmates, you will be charged.

"You would be doing a good thing by helping the Marshals and State Police and we have cash,” said Connolly. “How it works is we will show up with an envelope, give you the money no questions asked, and no documentation at all if you tell us where they are and we make an arrest."

Taylor and Williams are considered armed and dangerous.

CI sources say more arrests may be in the works.

If you know where the two inmates are, call 1-877-WANTED2.