Escaped Hinds Co. inmate captured weeks after judge deems him ‘flight risk’
JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - A Hinds County inmate a judge deemed a flight risk in December has been recaptured, weeks after escaping the Raymond Detention Center.
On Tuesday, Sheriff Tyree Jones announced that Tyler Charles Payne, 31 was picked up by authorities in Dallas County, Texas on Monday.
He was arrested following a string of violent crimes and a pursuit, Jones said in a social media post.
Payne faces additional charges in Hinds County, as well as new charges in Texas.
Jones did not know when he would be extradited back to Hinds County.
The suspect is currently being held in Dallas County and facing new charges of aggravated robbery and failure to identify as a fugitive to law enforcement.
Locally, Jones says Payne will be charged with escape, business burglary and auto theft.
Escaped detainee, Tyler Charles Payne-31 captured in Dallas County, TX yesterday. Payne was captured by deputies following a string of violent crimes and pursuit in Frisco, TX and Dallas County. Payne faces escape, business burglary and auto theft charges in Hinds County. pic.twitter.com/URyI8ykC3r— TyreeJonesSheriff (@TyreeSheriff) January 10, 2023
Payne was arrested late last year after he allegedly stole a car from a woman at gunpoint at Cardozo Middle School. According to court records, he threatened to shoot the victim and then pushed her out of her vehicle, a 2009 Ford Explorer.
In early December, Hinds County Court Judge Johnnie McDaniels denied bond for the suspect, writing on his bond sheet that he had “warrants in Texas” and was a “flight risk.”
Payne, along with Traverro McElroy, 36, escaped Christmas morning. A church van that the two allegedly stole was later found in Texas.
Affidavit and bench warrant - Tyler Payne by Anthony Warren on Scribd
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