Authorities Search For Two Prison Escapees

Monday, July 3rd 2006, 8:42 am
By: News On 6

LEXINGTON, Okla. (AP) -- Two inmates have been reported missing from an Oklahoma prison.

Officials said Truman C. Gross, 24, and Benjamin H. Beck, 32, were reported missing from the Lexington Assessment and Reception Center around midnight Sunday.

Authorities believe the men are together, and may be headed toward northeast Oklahoma or Arkansas.

Gross is described as a 6-foot-2, 209-pound white male with brown hair and brown eyes. Beck is described as a 5-foot-8, 161-pound white male with blond hair and hazel eyes. Both men have several tattoos.

Gross was serving time for burglary, concealing stolen property and possession of a stolen vehicle. Beck was serving time for grand larceny, several counts of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, and distribution of a controlled substance. He has also previously been convicted of escape.