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2 inmates escape from Anderson Co. jail

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From left: Jason Hughes and Travis Foster. (Anderson Co. Sheriff's Office) From left: Jason Hughes and Travis Foster. (Anderson Co. Sheriff's Office)
ANDERSON, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Anderson County deputies said they are looking for two inmates who escaped from the county jail Sunday night.

Deputies said that about 11 p.m., 35-year-old Jason Hughes, of Toccoa, GA, and 27-year-old Travis Foster, of Anderson, chipped away a block of a cell in the older part of the jail. They said the pair gained access to an office and pushed an air-conditioning unit out of a window. They said the two jumped out of the window and scaled a perimeter fence.

Search dogs were being used Monday morning to track the pair, deputies said.

Hughes was described as white, 6'3" tall and 240 pounds, with brown hair, brown eyes and short facial hair.

Foster was described as white, 5'8" tall, 150 pounds, with short brown hair and hazel eyes.

Deputies said Hughes was in jail on charges of failure to stop for blue lights, breaking into a motor vehicle and a fugitive warrant from Georgia.

Stephens County, GA Sheriff Randy Shirley said Hughes was wanted on charges of aggravated stalking and has a history of domestic violence. He said Hughes was arrested in Anderson County about a month ago.

Foster was in jail on charges of probation violation, breaking into a motor vehicle and two counts of grand larceny, deputies said.

Anyone with information on Hughes's or Foster's whereabouts was asked to call the Anderson County Sheriff's Office at 864-260-4444.

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