Friday two Hinds County Detention Officers were fired and arrested.
In a press release Othor Cain, Director of Media & Communications for the Hinds County Sheriff's Department, stated the two officers were arrested for aiding and abetting an inmate's escape and the introduction of contraband into a correctional facility.
Deputies arrested Detention Officer Peter Green and charged him with aiding and abetting (participating in the release) of an inmate's escape. Deputies also arrested Detention Officer Jacqualine Jenkins and charged her with the introduction of contraband into a correctional facility.
Hinds County Sheriff Tyrone Lewis commented on the arrests of the two detention officers.
"I want the public to understand that if you break the law, you will be dealt with according to the law," Lewis said.
"No one is above the law and criminal behavior will not be tolerated inside of our facilities," Lewis added.
"Friday, because of the actions of these two detention officers, two inmates were able to walk out of our Jackson facility. Within a matter of hours, 22-year-old Natasha Jamescia Jobe and 18-year-old Tristian Rachell Gorden were recaptured and rebooked into our facilities. Additional charges have been levied against these two individuals that include felony escape," Lewis said.
Lewis praised the work of his deputies.
"The quick and precise work of the men and women involved in the apprehension of these two individuals is a clear example of what working together is all about," Lewis said. "We will continue to be aggressive in fighting crime wether its on the streets or in our facilities."
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