UPDATE: Escapees Captured
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Authorities say two Mississippi inmates suspected of fatally stabbing a 95-year-old woman after escaping from a prison have been captured in a bar on Bourbon Street in New Orleans.
WDAM-TV reports (http://bit.ly/Te8Uaj) that 22-year-old James Robert Martin and 26-year-old David Bass were captured Tuesday by U.S. Marshals.
Corrections officials say the two left the Forrest County Community Work Center Saturday afternoon. Martin was serving a five-year sentence for a grand larceny conviction from Monroe County. Bass was serving a seven-year sentence for five burglary convictions from Lee County.
The Lamar County Sheriff’s Department says they men are now wanted for capital murder in the death of 95-year-old Ada Smith, who was found dead in her Lamar County home.