Two Prisoners Escape from Prison in Cottonwood Wednesday Morning

COTTONWOOD, ID - Two prisoners from the North Idaho Correctional Institution in Cottonwood are on the run after escaping Wednesday morning.

The Idaho Department of Correction reports the men were helping unload a delivery truck when they fled about 10:45 Wednesday morning.

The two men are 23-year old Dylan James Ames and 23-year old Tyler Dean Davis.

Ames is described as white, 6'2 tall, 175 lbs. with black hair and brown eyes.

In February of 2014 in Kootenai County, Ames was sentenced to five to ten years in prison for one count of possession of a controlled substance and two counts of illegal possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

Davis is described as white, 5'9 tall, 200 lbs. with brown hair and green eyes.

In March of 2014, Davis was sentenced in Ada County to two to five years in prison for grand theft.

Both men were last known to be wearing green t-shirts and blue jeans.

The North Idaho Correctional Institution is a program-specific prison with an operating capacity of 414 male offenders.

NICI primarily houses offenders sentenced under a retained jurisdiction sentence.

Retained jurisdiction provides a sentencing alternative for courts to target offenders who might, after a period of programming and evaluation, be viable candidates for probation rather than incarceration.

If you see either of these two men, call your local law enforcement agency immediately.