Last 2 of 3 juvenile escapees recaptured after June escape

Published 4:39 pm Thursday, July 6, 2023

The last two of three juveniles who escaped a correctional facility last month have been captured.

Escapees Tayshon Holmes, 17, Jashon Jones, 15, were captured Thursday, Hinds County Sheriff Tyree Jones said.

A third escapee, Robert Earl Smith Jr., 16, was captured on July 3.

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The trio escaped the Henley-Young-Patton Juvenile Justice Center just before midnight on June 27 by overpowering a guard and taking the guard’s keys.

Holmes and Jones are also persons of interest in a Thursday morning carjacking.