A white supremacist prison gang member and his accomplice are believed to be responsible for the murders of two elderly men after escaping from prison last week. Skylar Meade, 31, escaped from law enforcement early Wednesday morning while he was being transferred back to the Idaho Maximum Security Institution in Kuna from Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, multiple outlets reported. He had been brought to the hospital earlier in the night after he injured himself. Meade escaped after Nicholas Umphenour, who had been released from the same prison one month prior, shot two of the officers transporting Meade in the facility’s ambulance bay. Both men are members of the Aryan Knights gang, and had previously been housed together while in prison. Authorities have linked the deaths of two Idaho civilians to the men — 83-year-old James L. Mauney and 72-year-old Gerald Don Henderson. Mauney was reported missing Wednesday after leaving in his minivan to take his two dogs to a walking path. He was found dead shortly after in Nez Perce County, and his dogs — both alive — were returned to his family. (…) Meade and Umphenour were detained 36 hours after escaping from the hospital, about seven hours away from where their victims were found. Police located the stolen minivan in a Twin Falls neighborhood, and shortly after found the two trying to escape in different vehicles. Both are now being held on $2 million bond, and neither have entered a plea deal.

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