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Escaped Inmate in Custody


Tunica, Miss. - Markevess C. Henderson has been located and arrested in Clarksdale, Mississippi.  


This investigation remains ongoing. Henderson will be charged with escape. If found guilty, escape from confinement by the Ms. Department of Corrections is covered by Miss. Code Ann. 97-9-45 which provides for a penalty of 5 years and would be subject to a $10,000 fine due to Miss Code Ann. 99-19-32. Any person found that may have knowingly aided, abetted, or assisted in concealing or harboring Henderson while he was escaped from the lawful custody of Tunica County Detention Center, within the State of Mississippi; charges may be filed. 


The Tunica County Sheriff's Office would like to thank the following agencies for their participation assisting us to locate and apprehend Henderson: Tunica Police Department, Coahoma County Sheriff's Office, Clarksdale Police Department, Phillips County Sheriff's Office, Helena-West Helena Police Department, Memphis Police Department, and the U. S. Marshals Service. 


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