COVINGTON COUNTY, Miss. (WDAM) - After more than two weeks on the run, a second escaped inmate is back behind bars in Covington County.
Sheriff Darrell Perkins said 32-year-old Alexander Knight was captured at his father’s home in Seminary on Thursday afternoon.
Members of the Covington County Sheriff’s Department and the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force tracked Knight to the home on Galjour Lane around 2:45 p.m. Knight and another person in the home were taken into custody.
Perkins said one of the individuals was injured while they were being apprehended. The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has been contacted to handle the investigation.
Knight escaped from the Covington County Jail with two other inmates on Jan. 15. Perkins said the trio used bed sheets to climb through a skylight at the jail.
Dylan Parr, 21, was caught in the Hot Coffee area two days after the escape.
Christopher Love, 30, is still on the run. Perkins said the hunt for Love is being handled by the U.S. Marshals Service.