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White supremacist gang leader, 1 other escape Arkansas jail

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A leader of a white supremacist gang in Arkansas and another inmate have escaped a local jail and are being sought by authorities who s...
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A leader of a white supremacistgang in Arkansas and another inmate have escaped a local jail and are beingsought by authorities who say they consider the men armed and dangerous.

The U.S. Marshals service said Wednesday authorities weresearching for Wesley Gullett and Christopher Sanderson after the pair escapedfrom the Jefferson County jail in Pine Bluff, which is about 38 miles (60kilometers) south of Little Rock. U.S. Marshals said they were notified aboutthe pair’s escape at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday, but did not say exactly when or howthey escaped the facility.

Gullett is among 54 members of the New Aryan Empire who havebeen indicted on federal charges and is listed in court documents as the gang’s“outside” president, who oversaw all gang activities by members whoweren’t in prison. Sanderson was being held in the jail on federal gun and drugcharges.