Identity of two suspected bank robbers released - - Jackson, MS

Identity of two suspected bank robbers released

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BYRAM, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

We now know the identities of two bank robbery suspects who sparked a three hour manhunt near Byram Friday.

Twenty-two-year old Courtney Deshone Jones of Del Rosa Drive in Jackson was arrested Friday, as well as 23-year old Earnest Linwood Hinds of Hillcrest Street in Jackson.

The search continues for a third person. At least three employees of the Copiah Bank on Terry Road were held at gunpoint around 3:30 pm Friday as the masked robbers demanded cash. They took off headed north in a silver dodge charger. One of them was arrested when he abandoned the car on Old Byram Road. The other man got into a black BMW and led officers on a chase southbound.

The BMW crashed into a utility pole and the suspect fled on foot.

Byram Police, Hinds County Sheriff's deputies and Skycopter 3 aided in the search.

In the end, the robber stopped running and the money was recovered.

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