Captured: Search for Marshall County homicide suspect over

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MARSHALL COUNTY, Miss. — A 17-year-old Marshall County fugitive, who is considered to be armed and dangerous, is back behind bars.

WREG has confirmed Antonio Sims Jr. turned himself in to the U.S. Marshals Thursday morning and was taken back to Marshall County where he is expected to remain behind bars without bond.

Sims was out on bond for the May 2017 homicide of a Holly Springs man.  When he was released, Sims was ordered to wear an ankle monitor, but three days ago police say he was able to get it off and fled the area.

This time, investigators say he won’t have another chance to cut his ankle monitor, because he has no bond.

The crime Sims is accused of, murder, is troubling, but him being able to remove his ankle monitor is troubling too.

“It’s especially troubling when you monitor someone that’s out on bond, and they’re considered kind of dangerous for the public,” said Darryl Bowens, captain of the Holly Springs Police Department.

The search for Sims began after police say he took off his ankle monitor three days ago. He was briefly spotted in Holly Springs on Wednesday, but ultimately escaped capture.

In addition to trying to evade authorities, Holly Springs Police Chief Dwight Harris told WREG authorities believe Sims may have helped fellow inmate Antoine Adams escape from jail a few weeks ago.

It’s unclear how they believe he helped Adams escape.

Adams is still on the run and is considered armed and dangerous.

There are several agencies offering rewards for information leading to his return.

If you have information on his whereabouts contact the Marshall County Sheriffs Office.


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