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Third Simpson Co. escaped inmate back in custody

Shawn Bratcher (Source: Simpson Co. Sheriff's Dept.) Shawn Bratcher (Source: Simpson Co. Sheriff's Dept.)
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SIMPSON COUNTY, MS (WLBT) -

Simpson County Sheriff Donald O'Cain said around 7:45 p.m. Saturday the third and final escaped inmate was taken back into custody.

O'Cain said 43-year-old Johnny Lee Taylor was captured on Mangum Garner Rd. in Simpson County. 

He was found in a trailer with three other people.

Sheriff O'Cain identified a husband and wife as Kevin and Nancy Higgins also a man, Junior Garner.

All three were arrested and charged with aiding and abetting.

O'Cain said Taylor's escape will add at least five more years to his sentence. He'll also have a possible auto theft and several house burglary charges added.

Sheriff O'Cain said Taylor has a prior escape on his record as well.

Escaped inmate, 26-year-old Shawn Dustin Bratcher, was captured on July 7th in Jeff Davis County, O'Cain said.

Chief Richard Harper told us 26-year-old Russell Williams was on the run for a week, when he was captured in the Mendenhall area.

Williams was taken back into custody on June 29th.

All three escaped from the Simpson County Jail over night on June 22.

Sheriff O'Cain thanked The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, MS Highway Patrol, Magee and Mendenhall Police Departments, and the US Marshal's Office for there collective assistance in capturing the inmates.

"I'd also like to thank the media, because you all got their names out there and their pictures," O'Cain added. 

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