When a routine cell check was made early this morning in the Liberty County Jail it was found that two inmates had escaped the County jail in the early morning hours between 4: am and 6:15 am. Missing from the jail was 44 years old Clay Sterling Harvey of the Nederland, Texas area who was in jail on a charge of Manufacturing and Delivery of a Controlled Substance as well as other felony charges. Also missing was 28-year-old Chance Marshall Hunt of the Beaumont, Texas area and incarcerated for Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle among other Felony charges. Both are white males and although it is not known if they are armed since their escape they are considered to be dangerous.
When an inspection was made of the jail facility, it was found that a fence on the east side of the jail perimeter had been cut open. It appears this was the escape route of both Harvey and Hunt.
Liberty County Sheriff’s Authorities and the Texas Rangers have tracking dogs on the scene from TDCJ and a search is in progress at this time. Law Enforcement is advising the public to not approach either of these men if encountered but to call the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office at (936) 336-4500 or Multi-County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-392-STOP (7867) . Any caller to Crime Stoppers will remain anonymous and a cash reward may be received by the “tipster”.