LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Officials with the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections say there is an active search for two inmates who escaped from the jail late Saturday night.

Justin Stumler and Jeremy Hunt were both minimum security inmates who were working in the jail's kitchen.

In a release, Metro Corrections says the pair hid in food waste trash cans that were then taken outside the facility for disposal. A citizen witnessed the inmates climbing out of the trash cans and notified a corrections officer. The escape was then immediately confirmed and arrest warrants for the two have been issued.

Jeffersontown Police arrested Stumler on Aug. 27, 2018, on charges of motor vehicle theft, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, felony drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.

LMPD arrested Hunt on June 28, 2018 on a multiple felony burglary charges.

Both men were seen around Jeffersontown High School late Saturday night, according to Jeffersontown Police. 

The Spencer County Sheriff's Office said the pair was seen around 10 a.m. Sunday near the Bullitt-Spencer County line in the area of King's Church Road. 

Police say the men could be armed, and do not want anyone to approach them. If you see them, call 911.

Anyone with information about where they might be is urged to call the Louisville Metro Police Department Tip Line at 574-LMPD (5673). 

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