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Escapees from Wayne County jail back in custody

Billy Takoda Hinton

Jonathan Kane Brown

By Paul Keane
Special to the Herald


The two inmates who beat a guard and escaped from the Wayne County Adult Detention Center — and two people accused of assisting them while they eluded officials — are all back in jail.

Jonathan Kane Brown, of County Road 218 in Shubuta, and Billy Takoda Hinton of John Draughn Road in Richton, were both arrested and placed back in the jail Thursday night after escaping from the facility Wednesday night as Hurricane Zeta rolled through the area.

Also arrested Thursday night were Mary Ann Elizabeth Boykin of Toby Landrum Road in Waynesboro. She was charged with probation violation and a hold for the Mississippi Department of Corrections.

Mark Anthony Creppel of East Fairview Drive in Waynesboro, was also arrested. Charges were pending on him as of Friday morning.

According to Wayne County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy Mike Mozingo, a guard went into a cell to administer medication to Brown when Hinton came up behind the guard and used a shower curtain rod to subdue him. The guard was beaten by the two inmates and later taken to Wayne General Hospital, where he received staples and other treatment and was later released.

“He was beaten up pretty good,” Mozingo said. “Fortunately, he has been released and is resting now.”

Mozingo said deputies on duty at the time were in State Line assisting with issues related to Hurricane Zeta. Additional personnel were called in to help in the search for the two inmates.

According to Mozingo, deputies nearly captured Brown around 12:40 a.m. Thursday, but he was able to elude capture. He said the two men were able to get the keys from the guard and escaped out of the door normally used to take out trash. Mozingo added that the men fled in the direction of Waynesboro Apartments and somewhere along the way were able to remove their orange jail uniforms and obtained normal clothing from a home somewhere in the area.

Brown was last booked into the local jail on Sept. 20. He was charged with possession of paraphernalia and a hold for both the Waynesboro Police Department and MDOC. Mozingo said he was facing eight burglary charges from the WPD and tried to escape from the jail on the day he was arrested but WPD Investigations Commander Don Hopkins was able to apprehend him on the grounds of the jail.

Brown also has been arrested in the past on failure to register as a sex offender charges, possession of controlled substance charges and probation violation charges.

Hinton, was being held in the jail for the Greene County Sheriff’s Department, who arrested him on burglary and escape charges. He was booked into the local jail on Oct. 15.

Both men will now faced charges of  escape and aggravated assault on an officer charges

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