Three Men Escape Detention Center Over The Weekend


HINDS COUNTY, MS (Ben Caxton) — Three inmates escaped from the Raymond Detention Center over the weekend. One, 19-year-old Jamond Leonard was taken into custody Sunday evening around 5:30. The other two escapees, 23-year-old Jermaine Butler and 27-year-old Demarcus Jones, are still on the loose. “Sheriff’s Investigators along with the U.S. Marshals Service and Miss. Department of Corrections continue to follow leads into the whereabouts of Butler and Jones,” said Major Pete Luke told local area television stations. Butler was being held on armed robbery charges, Jones for business burglary. Leonard now faces attempted escape charges. No word on how the prisoners managed to escape. Jail staff reported they were present at 9:00 pm. If you see any of the escapees you are asked to contact the Hinds County Sheriff’s Department at 601-974-2900, the Mississippi Department of Corrections at 662-745-6611, or your local law enforcement agency.

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