Texarkana authorities searching for two escapees

Two prisoners awaiting trial for murder at the Miller County Jail used a hacksaw to escape early Monday morning.

Cortez Rashod Hooper, 23, and Quincy Vernard Stewart, 36, were discovered missing around 4:00 a.m. Monday.

Cortez Rashod Hooper (Photo from Miller County Sheriff's Office)

Quincy Vernard Stewart (Photo from Miller County Sheriff's Office)

Hooper is approximately 5 feet tall and weighs 130 pounds. Stewart is 5-foot-7 and weighs about 170 pounds.

Local, state and national authorities have been notified of the escape. It is not known where the two men might be headed.

Members of the public who might see the two men are asked to contact authorities and not approach the suspects

(Updated at 1:58 p.m. with photos)

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