Two inmates missing from East Texas jail

Desmond Dewayne Jackson and Bruce Danjuane Kelly
Desmond Dewayne Jackson and Bruce Danjuane Kelly

Posted by Ellen Krafve - email

GREGG COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - According to Gregg County's Sheriff Cerialno, two inmates were discovered to be missing at about noon Tuesday.

Desmond Dewayne Jackson, 27, of Hallsville and Bruce Danjuane Kelly, 22, of Longview were found to be missing when a jail uniform turned up outside of the jail's secure perimeter.

As soon as the discovery was made, all three of Gregg County's jail facilities were immediately locked down. U.S. Marshalls, Texas Rangers and Gregg County Deputies are working to recover the inmates.

The two were kept in maximum security separation cells at Greg County's South Jail Facility.

Jackson was convicted and sentenced for murder. Kelly was charged and awaiting trial for murder.

We will continue to keep you updated as we receive more information.

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