PARCHMAN, MS (WMC) - Both of the escaped Mississippi inmates is now in custody, according to the Mississippi Department of Corrections.
James Sanders, 41, who is currently serving life in prison for murder, was captured late Tuesday afternoon in Helena, Arkansas.
Sanders, along with fellow inmate Ryan Young, 22, who was captured shortly before 6 p.m. Wednesday at a residence in Mound Bayou, Mississippi, escaped the Parchman Mississippi State Penitentiary sometime between late Sunday night and early Monday morning. The two were discovered missing during the routine count.
How the two men escaped and whether they will face additional charges are still under investigation.
Young, who is considered armed and dangerous, is serving 40 years for burglary of a vehicle, burglary of a residence, grand larceny, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
"The Mississippi Department of Corrections is conducting an internal investigation," Commissioner Pelicia E. Hall said. "Releasing some information in response to speculation would be premature. More information will be released when the investigation is finalized."