TWO fugitives are still on the run after police arrested two of four female escapees in Inverell last Friday.
The four women went missing from the Bolwarra Transitional Centre at Emu Plains about 4.30pm on Saturday, September 14, but were not noticed missing until about 7pm, when Corrective Services NSW notified police.
Two fugitives were recaptured about 3pm last Friday, when New England Local Area Command Highway Patrol officers stopped an alleged stolen vehicle on the Gwydir Highway near Inverell.
Officers spoke with the 30-year-old female driver and she underwent a breath-test, which allegedly returned a result of 0.057.
The 40-year-old female passenger was also spoken to by police and arrested before being taken to Inverell Police Station.
Both women were charged with escape lawful custody.
The driver was also charged with low-range PCA and driving while unlicensed.
Deanne Daley, 20, and Jade Nykolyn, 30, are still on the run.
The women are serving sentences for a combination of drug, property, driving, fraud, robbery and assault offences.
When they went missing they were being held in the Bolwarra Transitional Centre, near the Emu Plains Correctional Centre, a residential facility for females who are nearing the end of their sentence and are approved for day leave.
The recaptured pair appeared in court on Saturday and are due to reappear in Moree Local Court via videolink tomorrow.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the pair still on the run is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.