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Two Jefferson County men housed in the Liberty County jail are on the run after escaping in the early morning hours of Aug. 20.

Information from Liberty County Sheriff's Office said 44-year-old Clay Sterling Harvey, of Nederland, and 28-year-old Chance Marshall Hunt, of Beaumont, went missing between 4 and 6:15 a.m. During an inspection of the jail faclility, jailers discovered a fence on the east side of the jail perimeter had been cut open. Liberty County investigators believe this was the escape route of the two missing inmates.

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Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham announced Aug. 20 that Charles Grant, 52, of Beaumont, pled guilty to three cases of aggravated sexual assault of a child. Judge Raquel West followed the plea agreement between the state and Grant and sentenced Grant to 45 years in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

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The Liberty County Sheriff's Office reported that at about 11:45 p.m., Sunday evening, Aug. 18, deputies responded to a 911 call reporting two men were found laying in the roadway of CR 428 in South Liberty County after gunshots were heard. 

The victims were identified as 20-year-old Christopher Allen Wells and 24-year-old Quintin Lee Brown, both of Dayton, were riding their bicycles in the area when a dark-colored truck, pulled alongside them. 

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