Crime & Courts

2 escape from state prison in Winfield

Law enforcement officials still were searching Friday for two men who escaped Thursday evening from the Winfield Correctional Facility.

The men are:

* Scott Dwyer, who is 40, 5 feet 9 inches tall and 175 pounds. He has short brown hair and blue eyes.

* Wayne Purdy, who is 31, 6 feet 1 inch tall and 165 pounds. He has brown hair, green eyes and a full beard.

Dwyer had been in custody at Winfield since Nov. 18. He has a history of convictions for burglary, theft, criminal damage to property and drug possession out of Sedgwick, Sumner, Cowley, Wilson, Butler and Greenwood counties.

Purdy had been in custody at Winfield since Nov. 16. His criminal history includes burglary, theft, arson and criminal damage to property out of Sedgwick and Labette counties.

Anyone with information about the men is encouraged to call 911.

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