Last of 4 Miss. county jail escapees recaptured

Surrendered at the downtown Jackson facility at about noon Wednesday

Associated Press

JACKSON, Mississippi — The last of four escapees from the Hinds County jail is back in custody.

Sheriff's department spokesman Othor Cain tells The Clarion-Ledger a 17-year-old surrendered at the downtown Jackson facility at about noon Wednesday.

Kevin Holmes.
Kevin Holmes. (Photo Hinds County Sheriff's Dept)

The 17-year-old, two 16-year-olds and another 17-year-old escaped April 2 through a fourth floor window and sheets that were tied together. Cain said the window had been malfunctioning.

Charges against the four ranged from armed robbery to aggravated assault on a peace officer.

Sheriff Tyrone Lewis said the inmates are facing additional charges for escaping and destruction of county property.

As result of an internal investigation, officials say several jail personnel have resigned and more disciplinary action could be taken as the investigation continues.

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