2 Miss. inmates wanted for murder captured in La. bar

October 26, 2012 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

Two Mississippi inmates suspected of fatally stabbing a 95-year-old woman after escaping from a prison were captured Tuesday in a bar on Bourbon Street in New Orleans, authorities said.

Richard Griffin, a supervisory inspector for the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Jackson, Miss., said information from confidential sources led authorities to the Razoo bar on Bourbon Street in New Orleans., where James Robert Martin, 22, and David Bass, 26, were taken into custody by members of the task force.

MDOC: ‘Two inmates at large’

October 22, 2012 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

Officials with the Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) said two inmates from the Forrest County Community Worker Center went missing Saturday evening about 5 p.m.

MDOC Spokesperson Tara Booth said 26-year-old David Bass and 22-year-old James Robert Martin walked off a work detail at the Forrest County facility in Hattiesburg and were last seen wearing MDOC state-issued green and white striped pants and white MDOC shirts with “MDOC Convict” printed on the back.