CAPTURED: 2 armed and dangerous jail escapees found in abandoned home

Published 12:32 pm Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Two murder suspects who escaped Friday from Claiborne County Jail have been located and taken back into custody.

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

Claiborne County Sheriff Edward Goods said both suspects were caught on security camera escaping around 2:20 a.m. through the ceiling and leaving behind the outside wall.

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Both suspects had been charged with murder. Collins was being held for a crime committed in Copiah County, while Johnson — from the Natchez area — was being held for Jefferson County authorities.