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HINDS COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The U.S. Marshal's Office has confirmed that the second Hinds County escapee, wanted for capital murder, has been captured.

Officials say Hinds County deputies and US Marshals arrested Malcolm Landfair after family members turned him in. We're told Landfair was picked up in south Jackson. 

The U.S. Marshal's Office was offering a $5,000 reward for any information leading to Landfair's capture. He escaped with another capital murder suspect from the Hinds County Detention Center on Thursday.

Nineteen-year-old Gerome Moore was captured just before 6 p.m. on Thursday.

"They are plotting everyday to get out," said Sheriff Victor Mason told us Thursday.

Sheriff Mason said they escaped through a brick wall inside the Hinds County Detention Center.

"It's a weak place, I will admit that," said Sheriff Mason. "It was thrown up overnight and they got out by throwing a hole in the wall. I take full responsibility for that."

Mason said the duo was last seen around 4 a.m. on Thursday during a routine head count inside the jail.

This is not the first time Moore has escaped. He broke out of the downtown facility last year, just months after he was arrested and charged for the murder of Carolyn Temple. Temple was carjacked and killed in the front of her Euclid Street home in Belhaven.

After Moore's first escape, investigations uncovered two jailers they believed helped him break out. Those two jailers were arrested and charged.

Mason said he does not have enough jailers working inside the detention center. He said if he did, this escape may not have happened.

He plans on asking the Hinds County Board of Supervisors for a larger budget so he is able to hire more employees.

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