5 inmates, including 2 murder suspects, escape from Georgia’s county jail, officials say

GBI issued blue alert Five escaped from the Pulaski County Jail shortly after 11 a.m. Friday night and stole a white 2015 Kia Sedona van from the parking lot. The Georgia license plate of the van reads CMP8628.

According to the GBI, the prisoners have been identified as Tyree Williams Jr., Dennis Penix Jr., Brandon Pooler, Tyres Jackson and Lewis Evans III.

The GBI says all five prisoners have a history of violent crimes and that two are armed with Tasers.

Officials said the two men were charged with murder.

Officials are asking the public not to contact individuals. The GBI said anyone who sees them should call 911.