- Associated Press - Monday, June 23, 2014

CORINTH, Miss. (AP) - Alcorn County investigators have captured two inmates who escaped from the county jail on Sunday.

Chief of Security Roger Settlemires says 28-year-old Sirdon Greer and 25-year-old Garnett Hughes escaped at 2:40 p.m. but were recaptured near the jail.

At the time of his escape, Greer was being held on murder and arson charges.

Corinth police arrested Greer in February in the shooting deaths of 66-year-old James Copeland and 64-year-old Jerry Copeland at their home in February.

Authorities say he set the house on fire to cover up the crime.

Hughes was arrested earlier this year on two counts of rape, two counts of armed robbery, burglary and two counts of kidnapping.

Settlemires says authorities are still investigating how they escaped the jail.

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