NEWTON, Miss. (WJTV) – The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) released more information about the escapees who were captured in Newton.
According to authorities, three detainees escaped from a transport vehicle in Lake, Mississippi, on February 28 around 4:00 p.m. The detainees were captured in Newton around 7:30 a.m. on March 1.
Authorities said two of the individuals were Honduran nationals and one was a Columbian national. All three are pending immigration proceedings.
“ERO New Orleans would like to thank all our law enforcement partners, particularly the Newton Police Department and Newton County Sheriff’s Office for their swift deployment of manpower and technology in response to this situation,” said Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) New Orleans Field Office Director Mellissa Harper. “Their quick actions resulted in the safe arrest of all three individuals and without their assistance, this would not have been possible.”
NEWTON, Miss. (WJTV) – Three escaped inmates from Scott County were captured and arrested in Newton Wednesday morning.
According to the Yazoo Herald, the inmates were all from Honduras and had reportedly escaped from custody on Tuesday, February 28.
Newton Police Chief Randy Patrick said the inmates were captured around 7:45 a.m. Wednesday in downtown Newton. He said the Newton County Sheriff’s Office was also involved with the search and assisted with the arrest.
This is an ongoing investigation.