- Associated Press - Thursday, May 7, 2015

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The last of three young inmates who escaped from the downtown Jackson jail over the weekend has been captured.

Hinds County Sheriff Tyrone Lewis tells WAPT-TV (https://bit.ly/1H4FPZx ) that deputies found the 17-year-old escapee on Thursday, hiding in a closet inside a home in south Jackson. Lewis says the teenager was arrested without incident.

The sheriff said the teen injured his ankle when he, a 16-year-old and 18-year-old Jerome Moore jumped out a second-floor window at the jail. Moore and the 16-year-old were captured Sunday, shortly after the trio escaped.

Authorities said they used electrical wires to burn the plexiglass window and escape. Workers began Thursday installing metal plates over the windows at the downtown jail.


Information from: WAPT-TV, https://www.wapt.com

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