Escaped Mississippi inmate captured after 5-day manhunt that crossed three states

Published 2:22 pm Monday, December 4, 2023

After a 5-day manhunt that crossed three states, authorities in Port Arthur, Texas, report that law enforcement from Texas, Mississippi, and Louisiana have recaptured escapee Ryan Young.

The 28-year-old Mississippi inmate escaped after a court hearing Wednesday in Meridian, Mississippi.

Police say he stole a truck in Mississippi and a car in Louisiana before being cornered in Port Arthur today without incident. No one was injured.

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Before his escape, Young was serving a 40-year sentence for vehicle and residential burglaries, grand larceny, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, all committed in Claiborne County, Mississippi.