Authorities looking for 5 escaped inmates from St. Francois County Detention Center

FARMINGTON, Mo. (KBSI) – Authorities are looking for five inmates who escaped from the St. Francois County Detention Center in Farmington.

The inmates entered a secured cell about 7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 17. From there, there made their way through a secured door by use of force, according to the St. Francois County Sheriff’s Department.

Then, the inmates then made their way to the roof of the detention center and eventually onto the ground. They made their way to the Centene Corporation within 15 minutes, entered through the secured parking lot and stole a grey 2009 Scion TC with Missouri temporary tags, according to the sheriff’s department.

All five inmates left in the stolen vehicle and were last seen on camera traveling south, according to the sheriff’s department.

All the inmates discarded their orange clothing and were seen on camera wearing white thermal leggings, white boxer and/or basketball shorts and white t-shirts. Tucker was wearing a black t-shirt.

Warrants have been issued.

All five of the inmates were being held on felony charges. Three of the inmates, LuJuan Tucker, Aaron Sebastian and Kelly McSean – AKA: Larry Bemboom – are known sex offenders being held for crimes committed while confined in the Missouri Department of Corrections Sexual Offender Treatment Center.

Dakota Pace and Michael Wilkins were being held on felony warrants.

Anyone who knows the location of any of the escaped inmates is asked to contact the St. Francois County Sheriff’s Department at (573) 756-3252 or Joint Communications at (573) 431-3131.

If you spot any escaped inmate, call 9-1-1 and do not approach the fugitives.

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