Inmate back in custody days after escaping Mississippi jail
COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) — Law enforcement officers have arrested the inmate who escaped from jail in Lowndes County, Mississippi on Halloween night.
Sheriff’s deputies and U.S. Marshals arrested Terry Brooks around 2 a.m. Friday in Columbus in the 1300 block of 9th Avenue North.
Sheriff Eddie Hawkins said the arrest happened after a short chase on foot.
Brooks’ run from jail started around 8 p.m. Monday when the sheriff said Brooks and inmate Phillip House both tried escaping with help from Steven Jennings.
House, in jail for a 2023 murder, never made it past the outer perimeter fence.
He and Brooks are now charged with escape. Jennings is charged with conspiracy to commit a crime.
Brooks originally was in jail, charged with accessory after the fact of first-degree murder. The charge came in connection with a 2020 homicide in Columbus.
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