Escaped Mississippi inmates recaptured

Published 9:25 pm Thursday, October 29, 2020

Two escaped Mississippi jail inmates were recaptured less than 24 hours after they assaulted a jailer with a pipe and fled.

Wayne County deputies said Jonathan Kane Brown and Billy Takota Hinton assaulted a jailer with a pipe at approximately midnight and then escaped. The pair were jailed on burglary charges.

After assaulting the jailer at approximately midnight, the inmates threw the jailer in a jail cell and were able to escape.

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The pair were recaptured Thursday evening and other people who were with them were also detained and face charges for allegedly helping the escapees.