HINDS COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – Hinds County Sheriff Tyree Jones said the stolen van was recovered from a body of water in Anna, Texas.
Witnesses reported they saw a white man pushing the van into the water. The van was later removed.
HINDS COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – Hinds County deputies are searching for two escaped detainees.
According to Sheriff Tyree Jones, 36-year-old Traverro McElroy and 31-year-old Tyler Charles Payne were missing at Sunday morning’s headcount at the Hinds County Detention Center.
Payne was in custody for allegedly carjacking a grandparent who was dropping a student off a Jackson middle school.
Investigators believe one or both detainees stole a 2005 white Chevy van from Belmont Church on Highway 18 overnight. The vehicle has a Mississippi license plate that reads CB91395.
Jones said a criminal and administrative investigation is ongoing in connection to the escape.
Anyone with information on the missing detainees can contact the Hinds County Sheriff’s Office at 601-352-1521.