BREAKING: Teenage escapees captured in Natchez

Published 9:57 am Friday, January 12, 2024

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NATCHEZ – Law enforcement officials have taken three teenage escapees into custody, according to Friday morning reports.

The trio escaped escaped overnight Sunday from the Henley-Young-Patton Youth Detention Center in Hinds County and have been suspected to have shot and injured a woman in Adams County while stealing her car. One of the juveniles who escaped is 17-year-old Tayshon Holmes from Natchez, who at age 15 was arrested and charged with the murder of 19-year-old Bill Calvin Jr. The other two are Robert Earl Smith,16, and Jashon Jones, 15. The same teens escaped the facility in July 2023.

This is a developing story and we will continue to update as information is made available.

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