Inmates who escaped north Mississippi jail arrested 400 miles away in Louisiana

Published 6:03 am Saturday, August 6, 2022

Editor’s note: The story below erroneously indicated the number of inmates located and detained. The story has been corrected. 

Three of four Mississippi inmates who escaped from Alcorn County Jail earlier Friday morning have been captured in Baton Rouge on Friday night according to the Alcorn County Sheriff’s Office.

“With the assistance of the US Marshalls service, the MS Bureau of Investigation, Louisiana State Police, and the Baton Rouge Police Department Antonio Reyes, Samuel Sims, and Hunter Wigington were captured tonight in Baton Rouge, LA.,” the post on Facebook said. “At this time Landon Braudway has not been located.”

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The escapees were detained off of Highland and Lee Drive.

Alcorn County Sheriff’s Office said early Friday morning, the four inmates cut a hole through the roof of the jail and escaped.

Security camera footage shows the inmates running east from the prison toward the National Guard Armory in Corinth around 2 a.m., said Alcorn County Sheriff Ben Caldwell.

Reyes was arrested and charged with capital murder for the April 2017 shooting death of a Corinth man, the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reported.

As a precaution, schools in Alcorn County were not allowing students to go outside for recess, WTVA-TV reported. Leaders at both school districts told the news station that extra security is being provided at all campuses.