Police trying to find two escaped medium-custody inmates

One of the inmates served 35 years for molesting a child and the other 100 years for kidnapping and second-degree burglary.

FLORENCE, Arizona – Police are looking for two escaped average prison inmates after they were disregarded at the Arizona State Prison Complex in Florence at 8:30 p.m. Saturday night.

One of the inmates, John Charpiot, served 35 years on child molestation and sexual abuse, while the other inmate, David Harmon, served 100 years on a second degree kidnapping and burglary.

The Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation and Reentry said the last time the two inmates were held accountable at that prison was at 4 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

“This is currently ADCRR’s top priority and all resources available will be used to search,” said a department press release.

“The department has dispatched its tracking teams, dog teams, and the Department of Fugitive Arrests to track down the fugitive inmates. Local authorities and the Arizona Department of Public Security are also assisting the search.”

Anyone with information about the escaped inmates was instructed to call 911.

This is a developing story. See the 12 news for the latest information.

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