Lincoln County escapees captured - - Jackson, MS

Lincoln County escapees captured

LINCOLN COUNTY, MS (WLBT) - The sheriff in Lincoln County is reporting that all six men who escaped from the jail, are now back in custody. The inmates escaped from a third floor window late Monday night, sometime after 11 p.m. The escape was discovered Tuesday morning.

Five of the men were captured in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana.  The sixth was found at a home in New Orleans. The six were identified as Ahmad R. Butler, James R. Durr, Austin R. Hart, Bobby J. Hudson, Justin S. Leake and Chad M. Wallace.

Butler is charged with murder in the June 17 killing of 21-year-old Anthony Nichols of McComb. Nichols was shot to death near a convenience store.

Durr is charged with grand larceny of personal property, and Hart is charged with burglary of a motor vehicle. The others face various drug charges. All were awaiting trial.

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