Female inmate captured after escaping Amite County jail

A female escapee from the Amite County jail has been recaptured in Centreville, authorities said.

Sheriff Tom Wroten told The Enterprise-Journal that 20-year-old Kenita Harris of Crosby got through an exercise yard gate around 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 20.

Harris fled on foot, Wroten said, and flagged down cars for a ride into Centreville. He said authorities believe the lock on the yard gate was faulty. […]