2 fugitive murder suspects who escaped from Mississippi prison caught after manhunt

The suspects were found in an abandoned house, local police said.

Mississippi police said Saturday they have arrested two murder suspects who escaped from a jail early Friday morning.

Tyrekennel Collins, 24, and Dezarrious Johnson, 18, were found by officers in an abandoned home around noon Saturday after a 33-hour manhunt, police said.

The suspects, who escaped from the Claiborne County Detention Center around 2:20 a.m. Friday, were considered armed and dangerous by authorities.

“When you have someone in jail and they’re accused of murder, you want to get them caught as quickly as possible. We don’t want them to hurt any more people,” Jefferson County Sheriff James Bailey said, according to WAPT.

The sheriff’s office broadcast a livestream on its Facebook page as officers dragged the suspects away in a police car.

“Early this morning, two inmates escaped from the Claiborne County Detention Center,” the Claiborne County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement posted to social media Friday. “The escape occurred at approximately 2:20 AM.”

According to WAPT, an ABC News station in Jackson, Mississippi, Sheriff Edward Goods said both suspects were seen on surveillance footage escaping through the ceiling, leaving the exterior wall behind.

Both suspects are charged with murder. Collins was being held for a crime in Copiah County, while Johnson, who is from the Natchez area, was being held for Jefferson County, the Claiborne County Sheriff Department said.

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