Pair of inmates escape Mississippi jail; 1 recaptured

Published 12:39 pm Monday, March 4, 2019

Sheriff’s deputies say they have captured one of two inmates who escaped from a county jail in Mississippi.

News outlets reported that two inmates got away from the Raymond Detention Center before dawn Monday.

The Hinds County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that one of the inmates has been caught.

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Jail officials say the inmates had escaped through a crawl space and then got past a razor wire fence.

Deputies are looking for 38-year-old John William Gray of Pulaski. Gray was being held on business burglary charges and for probation violations.

Forty-one-year-old Marcell Martin of Jackson was found around 7 a.m. Monday in some woods near Midway. Martin was being held in his wife’s death on charges of murder and possession of a gun on Valentine’s Day.