Deputies say Nathaniel Tavoris Brent, 40, was last known to live at 200 Windsor Drive in Jackson. (Source: HCSO)
HINDS COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -
After a nearly four hour manhunt, Hinds County Sheriff's Deputies have captured an escaped inmate who faces charges including escape and statutory rape.
Hinds County Sheriff's Office Spokesman Othor Cain says Nathaniel Tavoris Brent was captured around 11 a.m. in the Presidential Hills area.
Deputies say Brent, 36, was discovered missing from the Jackson Detention Center shortly before 2 a.m. Thursday morning. He was later spotted in the Georgetown Community near Horseshoe Circle and Maple Streets, according to Captain Joseph Daughtry with HCSO.
"We were able to track [Brent's] whereabouts since his escape," said Sheriff Tyrone Lewis, "with help of a K-9 unit...and apprehend [Brent] without incident."
Lewis reports that tips from the community lead deputies to a particular residence in the Presidential Hills area of Hinds County.
"Our information shows [Brent] was in a particular house in the Presidential Hills area in a back room [of the house]," claims Lewis.
The sheriff continued to say a young man within the house where Brent was found is cooperating with authorities and has been interviewed by police. He adds that the man's name is not being released at this time because no charges have yet been filed.
Sheriff Lewis describes Brent as a "habitual offender when it comes to escapes," and reassures the public that his office is working to make sure another manhunt is not in the works.
"We're working closely with the DA's office to try to expedite [Brent's] hearings to try to get him into a facility that can hold him better than ours," states the sheriff. "He was able to compromise one of the windows on the third floor, and there was a ledge outside the window. So he was able to get out the window and get on the ledge [to escape]."
The post-Christmas escape isn't Brent's first time breaking out of jail. On April 10 of this year, the Hinds County Sheriff's Office reported the suspect was missing from the detention facility.
Hinds County online booking records state that Brent faces felony charges of sexual battery and escape, and one misdemeanor charge of domestic violence.
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