Convicted Murderer and Murder Suspect on the Run After Escape From Indian River County Jail
Rondell Reed (left) and Leviticus Taylor escaped from jail this morning and are still on the run.
Indian River County Sheriff's Office
A BOLO (be on the lookout) has been sent out to the entire state of Florida and the rest of the United States after two murder suspects escaped from the Indian River County Jail just before 5 a.m. today.
According to the Indian River County Sheriff's Office, 51-year-old Rondell Reed, who is awaiting sentencing after being convicted of first-degree murder, and 25-year-old Leviticus Taylor, who's awaiting trial for first-degree murder, are currently on the run.
The sheriff's office said this morning that corrections employees found both of the escapees' red jail jumpsuits in a service area, and they weren't yet sure how either of them escaped, although they had to scale either a 12-foot-high brick wall or fence, both of which are covered with razor wire.
Police said they didn't know whether the men were on foot or in a vehicle and didn't know what type of clothing they were wearing.
According to the sheriff's office, Reed has a "history of shooting at law enforcement," which includes a previous shootout related to a prison break Reed orchestrated a couple of decades ago.
There's currently an aviation unit searching for the men.
Contrary to their mug shots, the sheriff's office says Taylor no longer has dreadlocks, and Reed now has gray hair.
There's a $1,000 reward available from Crime Stoppers for information leading to the arrest of the men.
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