Published: Oct 25, 2011 3:57 PM EDT

VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Two women have been charged with helping two maximum security inmates escape from a Florida jail.
Authorities tell the Vero Beach Press-Journal that the women were arrested Monday night after helping 25-year-old Leviticus Taylor and 51-year-old Rondell Reed escape Monday morning from the Indian River County jail.
Taylor was captured Monday night in Stuart about 15 hours after jail officials noticed his absence.
According to an arrest affidavit, one of the women is Taylor's girlfriend. The Martin County Sheriff's Office says she drove Taylor to Stuart and she knew about his escape plans through conversations she had with Taylor and letters Taylor sent from jail.
Reed remained at large Tuesday. Authorities say he faces a second degree murder charge.

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