Escaped Mississippi inmates captured in Las Vegas

Published 2:03 pm Thursday, June 22, 2017

IUKA (AP) — Two inmates who escaped from a north Mississippi jail have been captured in Las Vegas.

Dakota Hamm, 26, and Issac Bennett, 23, were arrested Tuesday evening when Las Vegas police stopped them in a car reported stolen from the area. Tishomingo County Sheriff John Daugherty says dispatcher Marco Cordoba informed police of Hamm’s identity after he gave a fake name and was about to be released.

Both are being held in Nevada and face charges including grand larceny.

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At 1 a.m. on June 14 the men were spotted outside the Tishomingo County Jail. They had gotten around two fences and ran along railroad tracks behind the facility before driving away in a stolen truck.

Daugherty says officials are working to make the complex more secure.