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All 4 inmates who escaped from Alcorn County Jail recaptured, Sheriff says

The Alcorn County, Mississippi, Sheriff’s Office have found the last inmate, Landon Braudway, who escaped early Friday morning, Aug. 5, 2022.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Alcorn County, Mississippi, Sheriff’s Office said all four inmates who escaped early Friday morning from the Alcorn County Jail have been recaptured.

Antonio Reyes, Samuel Sims, and Hunter Wiginton were captured in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with the help of US Marshalls, the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, Louisiana State Police, and the Baton Rouge Police Department Friday night, according to the Alcorn County Sheriff.

Authorities then found escapee Landon Braudway back in Alcorn County on Saturday morning, according to a social media post by the Alcorn County Sherriff Office

The officers received information regarding Braudway's whereabouts at 1:30 a.m. and then located the escapee before he fled, according to the Alcorn County Sherriff's Office. Police were able to take Braudway back into custody and the investigation into how all four inmates escaped in the first place is still ongoing, police said. 

In a post to social media, the sheriff said the inmates cut a hole in the roof of the Alcorn County Jail and escaped through the hole. Investigators said video showed the inmates running east from the jail toward the National Guard Armory at about 2 a.m.

Credit: Alcorn County Sheriff's Office
Antonio Reyes
Credit: Alcorn County Sheriff's Office
Hunter Wiginton
Credit: Alcorn County Sheriff's Office
Samuel Sims
Credit: Alcorn County Sheriff's Office
Landon Braudway

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