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Mississippi escaped inmates: two captured, two at large

By Andrew V. Pestano
Mississippi escaped inmates: two captured, two at large
Hinds County Sheriff Tyrone Lewis, at lectern, said he believes the four inmates received help from inside and outside to plan their escape. Photo courtesy of Hinds County Sheriff's Office/Facebook

RAYMOND, Miss., July 14 (UPI) -- Two prison escapees have been captured and two remain at large after breaking out of Mississippi's Hinds County Detention Center in the city of Raymond.

Jermaine Wilson, 19, Kevin Holmes, 18, Montreal Damon Anderson, 25, and John Rollins, 23, escaped from the jail at about 1 a.m. on Monday.

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Wilson, charged with capital murder in a 2012 rape and murder, was captured Monday night and Holmes, facing three counts of armed robbery, was captured Tuesday morning. A manhunt is underway for Anderson, charged with possession of recovered stolen property, and Rollins, charged with auto theft and false pretense.

All four men will face escape charges.

"It appears that they have had some help from the inside and outside," Hinds County Sheriff Tyrone Lewis said. "We're not able to tell that information at this time, but that's what it appears to be."

Residents were not happy that authorities did not inform them about the prison escape in a timely manner.

"I'd like for the county to notify me and the rest of the residents because we don't know and most of us are staying alone," Ethel Singleton, 60, who lives less than two miles away from the jail, told WDAM. "So we should know when an inmate escapes so we'll know how to protect ourselves."

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