A manhunt has been launched to find six inmates who are still on the run after escaping jail amid the coronavirus outbreak.
The inmates escaped as a group of 14, of which eight were arrested immediately.
Washington state police are on the hunt for the prisoners who defied a stay-at-home order from the governor.
The inmates broke out of Yakima County Jail after breaking down a fire exit door with a table, reports the Daily Mail.
In a Facebook statement, Yakima County Sheriff Robert Udell, said: "Despite the governor’s shelter-in-place, or stay-at-home order, well, they didn’t want to do that. So they are out and about and we need your help to get these guys back in custody."
Governor Jay Inslee had issued a statewide "shelter in place" order for Washington residents to stay at home for the next two weeks in a bid to self-isolate due to COVID-19.
The inmates still on the run have been identified as: Tyrone Adam Mulvaney, 34, of Moses Lake, Andrew Derrick Wolfley, 26, of Union Gap, Neftali Serrano, 27, of Yakima, Fernando Gustavo Casteneda-Sandoval, 31, of Yakima, Hugo Alejandro Amezcua-Hernandez, 28, of Yakima, and Miguel Angel Chavez-Amezcua, 27, of Moses Lake.
A video of the escape was posted on social media by a witness, which showed inmates jumping a fence and running, according to ABC News.
In Sheriff Udell's Facebook statement he added: "About 7 o’clock, several inmates, in excess of 12, decided that they were no longer going to be housed in the Yakima County Jail and they decided to break down a door and leave.
“Despite the governor’s shelter-in-place, or stay-at-home order, well, they didn’t want to do that. So they are out and about and we need your help to get these guys back in custody."
So far, in the US – cases of coronavirus have reached 54,881 with 782 deaths.
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