Fugitive caught nearly 2 months following jailbreak
HORN LAKE (AP) — Authorities say a fugitive has been caught after nearly two months on the run following a breakout from a Mississippi Delta jail.
Horn Lake police and other law enforcement agencies caught Marquis Stevenson of Jonestown hiding in a shed Tuesday behind a house.
Stevenson and three others escaped from the Coahoma County jail on Aug. 12. The three others were captured within a week of escaping.
Stevenson had been jailed on a statutory rape charge while out on bail for a previous murder charge.
Local media report that his capture followed a six-hour manhunt in the Memphis, Tennessee, suburb by law enforcement agencies. A K-9 unit combed stores and houses, with police blocking off streets.
Police say Stevenson suffered minor injuries requiring treatment and would then be returned to Clarksdale.
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