Police forces have narrowed down their search efforts to a southern area of the New York state, after a “credible” sighting of the two men who successfully broke out of Clinton Correctional Facility on June 6 last.
A person reportedly spotted two men fitting the inmates’ description walking along a railway line near the town of Friendship, in Allegany County, some 350 miles from the prison.
David Sweat and Richard Matt gained freedom using power tools to cut a way out of their cells and into the sewer system, leaving makeshift dummies behind to fool the guards.
Sweat was serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole for killing a sheriff’s deputy, while Matt was serving 25 years for the kidnap, torture, and killing of his former boss.
A prison worker remains in custody on charges of aiding the pair to escape. She has pleaded not guilty to the charge.