Mississippi murder, other escapee recaptured

Published 11:30 am Sunday, February 17, 2019

Two Mississippi inmates — including one murderer — who escaped Friday night were recaptured late Saturday.

Hattiesburg Police announced late Saturday that officers with the department along with U.S. Marshals had located the pair and took them back into custody, ending an approximately 24-hour man hunt.

Forrest County Sheriff’s Office deputies reported state inmates Carlos Sibley, 26, and Donaven Harris, 29, were being held at the Forrest County Jail when they escaped Friday night.

Sibley had pleaded guilty in September to second-degree murder charges in the 2016 death of Frank Jenkins. He had not received a sentence yet.

Harris was charged with armed robbery and aggravated assault charges.

A possible sighting of the pair prompted University of Southern Mississippi police to issues a “shelter in place” order late Friday night.

The order was lifted a short time later when law enforcement suggested the men had left the area of the university.