Transcript for Manhunt for Prisoner Escaped From Jail in Arkansas
the brakes two and a half miles earlier before the train hit a kefr in the road. There is a manhunt today in arkansas. An inmate dives through a window, sprints to a girlfriend waiting in the get away car. They are on the run tonight. Abc's ryan owens is tracking the chase Reporter: That inmate on the phone is about to make a break for it. The arkansas man drives through the window that leads to the jail waiting room just ahead of deputy who does the same but not fast enough. Yes, a felon with a rap sheet a mile long runs to a waiting getaway car sunday afternoon. Tonight, he's still on the lam. All our past details with him, he should be considered armed and dangerous. Reporter:33-year-old derrick estell, a convicted burgalar serving hard time in state penitentiary, was just transferred to the jail in hot springs for a court appearance investigators say his dive to freedom, watch it again, that window is just a foot high and two and a half feet wide, was more sophisticated than it looks. That was an elaborate plan and totally unexpected. Reporter: Authorities say this inmate was in on it, distracting the two deputies on duty. Then there's this woman still on the run. Police say she was waiting in a getaway car, passenger door the couple ditched this minivan a few minutes later and it turns out it's owned by the old jail bird who distracted the guards in the first place. An elaborate scheme to get a hardened criminal out of the big house through an awfully small window. Ryan owens, abc news, dallas.
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