2 men who fled southeastern Illinois jail caught

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CARMI, Ill. (AP) _ Authorities say two men who escaped from a jail in southeastern Illinois’ White County are back in custody.

White County sheriff’s investigators say 26-year-old Donald Currier of Goldengate and 32-year-old Robert M. Mead of Johnston City were captured Saturday afternoon in nearby Saline County after bolting early that morning from the lockup in Carmi.

Authorities say the two were discovered missing during a breakfast head count. A hole was found in the ceiling and roof of the jail.

Mead faces various drug-related charges and Currier is charged with aggravated battery.

Investigators say two people have been arrested on suspicion of obstructing justice in connection with the escape or their assistance of Currier and Mead after it.

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