Two escapees from Florence prison apprehended near Coolidge, Ariz.

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Two escaped prisoners were apprehended after five days on the loose

Ole Olafson , Reporter

On Thursday, two fugitives who escaped from the State Prison in Florence were apprehended in a cotton field near Coolidge, Ariz. approximately 14 miles from the prison.

Officials say John Charpiot was convicted of child molestation and sexual abuse.  He started serving a 35 year sentence in 2011.

David Harmon is a home-invasion rapist who is serving a 100-year sentence for kidnapping and second-degree burglary who began serving his sentence in 2012.

According to an article from KTAR published Thursday, the men escaped last Saturday night after breaking into a shed at the prison and stealing tools they used to cut through a fence.

The fugitives are accused of attempting to rob a hotel the night they escaped until the clerk screamed for help.

Over 800 houses were searched during the 110-hour manhunt, before the two escapees were brought back to justice after being spotted by residents in a remote area.

ABC 15 reported that Joe Marquez called authorities Thursday morning when an acquaintance noticed the men and flagged Marquez down as he drove in a secluded area near a cotton field.

U.S. deputy marshals assisted Coolidge police in arresting the escaped men.