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Major County Sheriff: Inmates overtake officers, steal van

Andrew Foy and Darren Walp. (Major County Sheriff's Office)

A manhunt is underway in Major County for two escaped inmates.

The Major County Sheriff's Office says around 3:30 a.m. officials responded to a call for a stolen vehicle driven by Inmate Services Corporation. Investigators discovered that two inmates overtook two transport officers and made off with the transport van on U.S. 412, just north of Fairview.

The two inmates have been identified as Andrew Jason Foy and Darren Walp. The sheriff says the van the suspects reportedly stole is a 2017 Ford 15 passenger van with Tennessee plates.

Around 10 a.m., officials reported finding the stolen van in an oilfield in Ringwood. The van driver reportedly suffered only minor injuries.

Investigators say a 2006 Dodge Ram with Oklahoma tag, DEL-244 was stolen from the area.

Foy, 32, is described as a white male with blue eyes, standing around 6-feet tall and weighing 210 pounds. He has a tattoo arm band on his upper right arm and was being transported to Laramie County, Wyoming.

Walp, 37, is a white male with a medium build. His final destination was Seward County, Kansas.

Officials say there is evidence the two escaped men may have a firearm.

Any information or tips should be directed to the Major County Sheriff's Office at (580) 227-4471.

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