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Inmates escape from museum work detail

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Two Department of Corrections inmates attempted to escape last week while on work detail at the  Levy County Quilt Museum. 

Levy County Sheriff's Office received a call from the Department of Corrections advising that two inmates had walked away and were last seen heading west from the Quilt Museum.

 Deputies from the Levy County Sheriff's Office, Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office, Department of Corrections Officers and Chiefland Police Dept surrounded the area and had both escapees back in custody within 45 minutes.  They had traveled less than two miles away from the original point of the escape.  

Charged with escape are Tyler A. Benoit, 20, and Brian K. Duncan, 19.