Officials on manhunt for ‘armed and dangerous’ men who escaped Mississippi jail Friday morning

Published 9:08 am Friday, July 5, 2024

Authorities are looking for two “armed and dangerous” escapees from a Mississippi jail.

WLBT News reports that Tyrekennel Collins, 24, and Dezarrious Johnson, 18, reportedly escaped the Claiborne County Detention Center shortly after 2 a.m. Friday.

Officials said the escapees should be considered “armed and dangerous” and urged all citizens to take necessary precautions.

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Collins was being held for Copiah County and Johnson was being held for Jefferson County.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Tyrekennel Collins or Dezarrious Johnson is asked to contact the Claiborne County Sheriff’s Department.