Is Third Time The Charm For Washington County Jailers?

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WASHINGTON COUNTY, MS (Ben Caxton) — Washington County jailers are getting a third opportunity to prove they can keep an elusive inmate securely in a local jail cell. Deputies confirmed on Monday that they had recaptured escaped inmate Jeremiah Hair, in Memphis last Friday. Hair has been on the loose for the last three weeks after escaping from the Washington County Correctional Facility outside Greenville on October 18th. This is not the first time Hair has slipped through the fingers of prison guards at the facility. He first escaped on February 3rd and was not recaptured until seven weeks later by U.S. Marshals in Talladega County in Alabama in late March. Hair was initially jailed for armed robbery, burglary, and felon in possession of a firearm. After yet another escape of two inmates in June, Washington County Sheriff Milton Gaston was questioned by local citizens and government bodies as to the cause and fixes for the escapes. At the time he announced an investigation, the firing or suspension of eight correctional officers, and suggested the installation of additional razor wire on fences and stricter hiring requirements were possibilities seemingly to no avail.



2 Comments on "Is Third Time The Charm For Washington County Jailers?"

  1. So, what is the ‘rest of the story’. I appreciate you trying to cover the news, but often times you just throw it out as if to scoop the rest of the community reports without any finishing points. This is just one case in had. So, what is the rest of the story?

    • Thank you for your response. We at are just as interested as are our tens of thousands of listeners and viewers are to see exactly how the rest of this story does play out, perhaps this question would be better answered by our elected employees who we as a community have tasked to keep our streets safe.

      We also appreciate your recognizing that often gets important information out to the community before any other community reporters do.

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