HINDS COUNTY, Miss. - The Hinds County Sheriff's Department has finished the investigation concerning the three people who were found locked inside the courthouse Wednesday morning.
Othor Cain, of the sheriff's department, said they have no reason to believe that there three individuals engaged in any criminal activity.
Janis Lane, Scott Brewster, and Ron Chambers were found locked inside the building around 2 a.m. Wednesday.
"Our investigation revealed that the three individuals were able to enter the courthouse through a side-door marked for employees only," Cain said in a press release. "This door was either propped-open or was malfunctioning at the time of entry."
"Contrary to earlier reports, no uniformed personnel and more specifically, no employee of the Hinds County Sheriff’s Office assisted these individuals with gaining access to the courthouse," Cain said.
The ballots from the election were placed in a secured vault inside of the Hinds County Clerk's Office, which was locked during the time period the three were in the building, according to Cain.
"No one was apprehended in this process and as it stands, this investigation is closed," he said.
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