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White supremacist gang leader, 1 other escape Arkansas jail

Posted at 10:29 AM, Jul 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-31 14:00:08-04

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A leader of a white supremacist gang in Arkansas and another inmate have escaped a local jail and are being sought by authorities who say they consider the men armed and dangerous.

The U.S. Marshals service said Wednesday authorities were searching for Wesley Gullett and Christopher Sanderson after the pair escaped from the Jefferson County jail in Pine Bluff, which is about 38 miles (60 kilometers) south of Little Rock. U.S. Marshals said they were notified about the pair’s escape at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday, but did not say exactly when or how they escaped the facility.

Gullett is among 54 members of the New Aryan Empire who have been indicted on federal charges and is listed in court documents as the gang’s “outside” president, who oversaw all gang activities by members who weren’t in prison. Sanderson was being held in the jail on federal gun and drug charges.