Escapee Johnny Hall captured in Louisiana

Johnny Hall (Photo source: MS Dept. of Corrections)
Johnny Hall (Photo source: MS Dept. of Corrections)

BOGALUSA, LA (WLOX) - The man who reportedly said he was never going back to prison is now doing just that. Escaped inmate Johnny Hall was captured Wednesday afternoon in Bogalusa, Louisiana. His accomplice in the escape, Mary Virginia "Jenna" Rhea, was also arrested.

Hall escaped from two Wilkinson County Correctional Facility officers Friday while attending his father's wake in Picayune. Just outside the funeral home, Hall jumped into a waiting car driven by a blonde woman.

Hall was serving a 17-year sentence for three burglary convictions from Pearl River County.

Both Hall and Rhea are being held by the Bogalusa, Louisiana Police Department, and will be extradited to Mississippi. Rhea faces a charge of aiding an escape and Hall faces an additional five year sentence, if convicted of escape.

Copyright 2012 WLOX. All rights reserved.