Both inmates back behind bars after escape from Mississippi State Penitentiary

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James Sanders and Ryan Young are both armed and dangerous, agents with the Mississippi Department of Corrections said.

PARCHMAN, Miss. — Both prisoners who escaped from the Mississippi State Penitentiary in Parchman have been captured.

The Mississippi Department of Corrections said James R. Sanders was found Tuesday evening outside a home in Helena-West Helena, Arkansas.

MDOC announced Wednesday the other escaped inmate, Ryan Young, was arrested in Mound Bayou, Mississippi.

Crime Stoppers was offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the recovery of the two escaped inmates.

No word yet on whether someone will get that reward for this capture.

Sanders, 41, and Young, 22, both went missing sometime between Sunday evening and early Monday morning, and authorities said both of them should be considered armed and dangerous.

Sanders was serving a life sentence for a Lafayette County murder in which he placed a deer’s head on the victim’s headless torso and drove around the county showing it to his friends for several days in 1998.

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

Police didn’t say how they escaped. That’s still under investigation, according to MDOC.

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