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Polk County seeks two fugitives

Polk County Attorney Greg Widseth is seeking help from the of the public in locating defendants, Pedro Gutierrez III, 42, and Thomas Andrew Simpson, 24, who have been charged with escape from custody after failing to return to the Northwest Regional Corrections Center in Crookston, Minn.

They had been released on court-authorized furloughs.

Gutierrez is an Hispanic man 5-feet-11-inches tall, 190 pounds.

Simpson is a white man, 5-feet-11-inches tall, 156 pounds.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Polk County Sheriff's Office at 218-281-0431 or the Crookston Police Department at 218-281-3111.