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5 Escape From Connecticut Halfway House

HARTFORD, Conn., Aug. 13 (UPI) — Law enforcement authorities were searching for five inmates who escaped from a Hartford, Conn., halfway house before dawn Saturday, police said.

Officials at the Stillman Halfway House alerted police at 12:30 a.m. Saturday that Omar Hernandez, 35, Tory Keith, 21, Willie Hughes, 32, Dajuan Hill, 27, and Luis Padua, 22, were missing from the facility at 199 Retreat Ave., The Hartford Courant reported.

Four of the five men have been convicted on drug charges; Hill was convicted on first- and second-degree burglary, the newspaper said. Police were conducting a criminal investigation.

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