Four Okla. prisoners escape through shower, manhunt ensues

CBS affiliate KOTV
Dylan Ray Three Irons, left, and Prime Brown
CBS affiliate KOTV

(CBS/AP) CADDO COUNTY, Okla. - A manhunt is on for four inmates who broke out of an Oklahoma jail on Sunday by climbing through a trap door above a shower.

Caddo County Sheriff Gene Cain says someone called police early Sunday after spotting four men in orange jumpsuits outside the jail. Cain says jail officials conducted a head count and discovered the inmates were missing.

The sheriff says the men opened a trap door above the showers, climbed up into a vent and crawled out to freedom just before 3 a.m. Sunday, according to CBS affiliate KOTV.

The men reportedly ditched their orange jumpsuits just two blocks from the jail in Anadarko, about 50 miles southwest of Oklahoma City.

Triston Cheadle, left, and Anthony James Mendoca
CBS affiliate KOTV

Authorities identified the escapees as 21-year-old Dylan Ray Three Irons; 23-year-old Prime Brown; 24-year-old Anthony James Mendonca and 32-year-old Triston Cheadle.

The men were reportedly being held on unrelated drug, weapon and burglary charges.

Sheriff Cain says the escaped inmates could be armed and dangerous, according to the station.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the escaped inmates is asked to call 911 immediately.