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Four in custody after officers cornered Mississippi escapees at BR gas station, State Police says

1 year 10 months 2 weeks ago Friday, August 05 2022 Aug 5, 2022 August 05, 2022 9:08 PM August 05, 2022 in News
Source: WBRZ; WTVA

BATON ROUGE - Three escapees from a Mississippi jail were captured by police outside a Baton Rouge gas station Friday night.

State Police told WBRZ that Antonio Reyes, Samuel Sims and Hunter Wiginton were captured outside the Mobil gas station on Lee Drive — nearly two miles from LSU's campus — after escaping from the Alcorn County Jail earlier Friday through a hole they cut in the roof.

The escapees were reportedly spotted by police on an interstate in Baton Rouge Friday night. Authorities followed their vehicle and were able to stop them outside the gas station around 8:45 p.m.

Reyes, Sims and Wiginton were then captured without incident and taken back into custody, State Police says.

According to WTVA, the fourth escapee, Landon Braudway, was located early Saturday near the Tennessee state line, northwest of Corinth, Miss.

The Alcorn County Sheriff's Office told the news outlet Braudway tried to evade officers when he was confronted, and he reportedly tried to fight them before he was finally arrested.

Reyes, Sims and Wiginton were each charged as fugitives from justice in Baton Rouge.

The four arrests came nearly 24 hours after the group's escape from the Alcorn County Jail.

This is a developing story.

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