LITTLE ROCK — A pair of escapees from federal prison were taken into custody by U.S. marshals and local law enforcement at a home in Fayetteville after being on the run less than 24 hours.


Devoy Nokes and George Roberts escaped from the federal lockup in Forrest City on Monday and were spotted the following day in Fayetteville, where they were seen riding in a car on Martin Luther King Drive and were then tailed to a residence south of town.


Federal marshals, police officers from Fayetteville and Greenland and Benton County deputies raided the residence and took the two into custody without incident.


Nokes, convicted on federal firearms violations, was serving a 15-year sentence, and Roberts was serving 12½ years for distribution of methamphetamine. The two now will face charges for escape.