Escaped inmates considered armed and dangerous; One charged Capital Murder as gunman in double homicide

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WHITE HONDA ACCORD FLED COLUMBUS POLICE 3:19 a.m.

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Kan. — About 11:00 PM Monday night two inmates escaped from the Cherokee County jail at Columbus, Kansas.

Authorities state that Mark Gerald Hopkins II and Michael Wayne Martsolf may be in a white Honda Accord that fled from law enforcement near the jail around 3:19 a.m.

They both should be considers armed and dangerous. Do not approach. Call 911. Or contact the Cherokee County Sheriff’s office immediately 620-429-3992.

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