1 Parchman escapee captured; 1 still at large - WLBT.com - Jackson, MS


1 Parchman escapee captured; 1 still at large

James R. Sanders.....Source: MDOC James R. Sanders.....Source: MDOC
Ryan Young.....Soutce: MDOC Ryan Young.....Soutce: MDOC

Escaped Parchman Inmate James R. Sanders is now in custody, while inmate Ryan Young, who fled with him, is still at large.

Sanders, who is serving life for murder, was captured late Tuesday afternoon after the reward for information leading to both men’s capture was increased to $10,000.

41-year-old Sanders and 22-year-old Young escaped from the Mississippi State Penitentiary sometime between late Sunday night and early Monday morning. They were discovered missing during the routine count that morning.

How the two men escaped Unit 30 is part of an ongoing investigation as well as details about Sanders’ capture.

Sanders, sentenced from Lafayette County, has been in prison since 2000.

Young is serving 40 years for burglary of a vehicle, burglary of a residence, grand larceny, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He was sentenced in 2015 from Claiborne County.

Young, is a black male, standing 5 feet 9 inches tall. He is considered armed and dangerous.

If you know of Young’s whereabouts or have information regarding him, call the MDOC at 662-745-6611, ext. 4200, or Central Mississippi Crime Stoppers hotline at 601-355-TIPS (8477) or 1-866-481-8477.Tips also can be received at online at www.P3tips.com

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