Officials: 4 escape from Mississippi jail; 2 still at large

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Posted: Jul 14, 2015 1:20 PM

RAYMOND, Miss. (AP) — Four prisoners escaped from a Mississippi jail before a late-night bed check with help from inside and outside the facility, officials said, and two remained at large Tuesday.

The prisoners fled about 12:45 a.m. Monday from the jail in the small town of Raymond. Nineteen-year-old Jermaine Wilson was found and arrested without incident 18 hours later at an intersection in Jackson, about 10 miles away, sheriff's department spokesman Othor Cain said.

Later, on Tuesday, 18-year-old Kevin Holmes was arrested without incident at a park in Jackson. Holmes was hiding in a baseball dugout, officials said, but other details of the arrests weren't immediately available.

Deputies and U.S. marshals were chasing leads Tuesday on the remaining two fugitives: 25-year-old Montreal Damon Anderson and 23-year-old John Rollins.

Sheriff Tyrone Lewis said investigators were putting together details of the escape, describing it as "prearranged and preplanned."

Preliminary investigations indicate "that they have had some help from the inside and outside," Lewis said, but he didn't give other details.

Wilson is charged with capital murder in the 2012 death of a Jackson woman.

Holmes faces three counts of armed robbery. Rollins is charged with auto theft and false pretense. Both men also face charges of malicious mischief.

Anderson is charged with recovered stolen property and is jailed on a felony hold.