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Two Guards Killed at Mo. Jailed

June 22, 2000

HUNTSVILLE, Mo. (AP) _ A man and woman opened fire in a county jail early Thursday killing the supervisor and a jail guard before fleeing the scene, authorities said.

The man and woman rang the overnight buzzer at the Randolph County Jail about 12:30 a.m. and began shooting when a guard opened the door, said Lyndell Roth, a spokesman for the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Killed were Leon Egle, the supervisor of the jail, and Jason Acton, a jail guard, Sheriff Don Ansell said. Their ages were not immediately available.

Roadblocks were set up around the county before daybreak as authorities searched for the suspects. The man and the woman fled in a red car, Roth said.

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