Simpson Co. escapees captured in Florida - - Jackson, MS

Simpson Co. escapees captured in Florida

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) – Two inmates, who escaped from a work detail in Smith county, have been captured.

According to the Mississippi Department of corrections, 32-year-old William Caison and 37-year old Shawn Meek were arrested in Santa Rosa County, Florida around eleven Friday night.

Hours earlier, they took off from Raleigh in a Green county government work van.

After a tip, officials spotted the van in the sand near a bar on the beach.

They were then taken into custody without incident.

Caison and Meek are being held in Florida to be handed over to Mississippi authorities.

Each man faces an added five year sentence if convicted of escape.

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