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CAUGHT: 2 armed and dangerous prison escapees found in abandoned house – Daily Leader

CAUGHT: 2 armed and dangerous prison escapees found in abandoned house

Posted 12:32 pm Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Two murder suspects who escaped from the Claiborne County Jail on Friday have been found and re-arrested.

According to Jefferson County Sheriff James Bailey, 24-year-old Tyrekennel Collins and 18-year-old Dezarrious Johnson were found in an abandoned home around noon Saturday after a 33-hour search.

Claiborne County Sheriff Edward Goods said both suspects were recorded on security cameras fleeing around 2:20 a.m. through the ceiling and out behind an exterior wall.

Both suspects have been charged with murder. Collins was arrested for the crime committed in Copiah County, while Johnson — from the Natchez area — was arrested by Jefferson County authorities.