Two Muscogee County prisoners escape

Two Muscogee County Prison inmates escaped off a work detail this afternoon, said the prison's Deputy Warden Ray Covington.

John Chandler and Kenderrick Hill were working near Cusseta Road and Allied Drive when they walked off the detail about 2:20 p.m. Authorities with the Prison, the Sheriff's Office, the Columbus Police Department and the Marshal's Office are investigating.

Covington said the men were county prisoners working on what's called an environmental detail, cutting grass and picking up trash.

The prisoners were wearing white jumpsuits. Anyone with information about their whereabouts is asked to call 911.