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MissCo Escapees Caught

Julius Yankaway (Mississippi County Sheriff's Dept.) Julius Yankaway (Mississippi County Sheriff's Dept.)
Kuntrell Jackson (Mississippi County Sheriff's Dept.) Kuntrell Jackson (Mississippi County Sheriff's Dept.)

August 20, 2003 - Posted at: 11:04 a.m. CDT
Updated at: 6:15 p.m. CDT

LUXORA, Ark. -- Two teens that escaped the Mississippi County Detention Center early Wednesday morning are now back in custody, both arrested in Osceola.

Sixteen-year-old Julius Yankaway escaped the detention center in Luxora during the early morning hours with 17-year-old Kuntrell Jackson.

Yankaway was taken into custody by law enforcement before 5 p.m. Wednesday south of Osceola. Jackson was arrested in a field in the Osceola city limits just after 5:30 p.m.

Jackson was convicted in April for his role in the 1999 murder of Laurie Troup, a Blytheville video store clerk killed in an attempted robbery.  He was awaiting transfer to the Arkansas Department of Correction. 

Yankaway is suspected of capital murder in connection with a shooting incident that occured in Wilson in August of 2002 in which one person was killed and two others were injured. 

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