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Two Polk County Inmates Escape From Custody

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Polk County authorities are asking for your help in finding two people who have escaped from custody.

42-year-old Pedro Gutierrez III and 24-year-old Thomas Simpson have been charged with Escape from Custody.

Authorities say both of them failed to return to the Northwest Regional Corrections Center in Crookston after being released on court-authorized furloughs.

Gutierrez was convicted of Felony Check Forgery and two counts of Felony Failure to Appear for Court.

Simpson was in jail after being convicted of burglary.

If you have any information, you should call the Polk County Sheriff's Office at 218-281-0431 or the Crookston Police Department at 218-281-3111.