Inmate escapes from Mississippi jail after escaping from Choctaw County Jail
(KXII) - The Hinds County Sheriff’s Office said two escapees, Tyler Payne and Traverro McElroy, were missing when jail officials performed a headcount on Christmas morning.
Witnesses said they saw one of the inmates push a van into Fork Lake off Texas Highway 154 and then got into a silver or white Toyota or Honda.
They said that van was stolen from a church nearly 5 hours away - near the Raymond Detention Center in Jackson, Mississippi.
The sheriff says the van fished out of Lake Fork is their best lead yet.
Sheriff Jones thinks someone may be helping the escapees.
He also pointed out that they should be considered dangerous due to their criminal history.
Tyler Payne, a Choctaw County inmate who escaped last month and was captured in Mississippi shortly after, has escaped again.
Making this his second escape in two months.
Our sister station in Jackson, Mississippi reports Payne and another inmate escaped the morning of Christmas Eve.
According to Hinds County Sheriff Tyree Jones, it appears that the inmates escaped through a damaged door.
Just last month Payne and a different inmate escaped through the Choctaw County Jail roof.
Payne was being charged with armed carjacking and will face additional charges once captured.
Payne is considered dangerous.
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