Sheriff Says 2 Escaped from Eastern Indiana Jail

NEW CASTLE, Ind. (AP): A sheriff says two prisoners escaped from an eastern Indiana jail after one was able to hide inside a food pantry and pry open part of the roof.
       Henry County Sheriff Butch Baker says the escape happened about 3:30 a.m. Monday from the jail in New Castle and that officers from several police agencies are searching for them.
       Baker says the escapees are 37-year-old Michael Bertram and 41-year-old Johnny Dennis. Both are from New Castle. Baker says Bertram was being held on theft and receiving stolen property charges and Dennis was jailed on robbery charges.
       Baker says one of the men reached the roof while the other was on nighttime work duty waxing floors and followed. Baker says the men might have a knife missing from the jail's kitchen.