(CNN)A hunt for five inmates who escaped Monday night from the jail in Nash County, North Carolina, is expected to continue through the night, Nash County Sheriff Keith Stone said during a news conference.

The inmates escaped by pulling at a fence in the exercise yard that was already weakened and had been worked on months before, Stone said.

A camera monitoring the inmates was facing a different direction and Stone believes the inmates found a blind spot in the yard to escape.

The inmates were identified as:

David Ruffin Jr., charged with possession of heroin. Being held under $10,000 bond.David Viverette, charged with robbery and possession of a stolen vehicle. Being held on bond in excess of $100,000. Last seen wearing a white T-shirt and black shorts.Keonte Murphy, charged with assault by strangulation, other misdemeanor assault charges and armed robbery. Being held on $30,000 bond. Raheem Horne, charged with first-degree burglary, larceny and numerous misdemeanor charges. Being held on $92,500 bond. Last seen wearing a green T-shirt and black shorts, according to the sheriff.Laquaris Battle, charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, simple assault and violation of the impact program through Nash County. No bond. Last seen wearing white long johns.

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