Update: Prison Escapees Captured

Two escaped murderers were captured overnight in Tuscaloosa less than 24 hours after their escape.

Twenty-six-year-old Gregory Malone and 24-year-old Christopher Roy escaped from the East Mississippi Correctional Facility around 2:00 a.m. Monday morning. Both were serving time on murder convictions.

Darryl Anderson, interim warden of East Mississippi Correctional Facility in Meridian, says the two will be returned to Mississippi.

Anderson wouldn't provide details about what led to the capture of Malone and Roy. He said they were caught together in Tuscaloosa just before midnight Monday.

He said the capture is the result of a joint effort by Mississippi, Alabama, and federal law enforcement agencies. Tuscaloosa police referred calls to the office of the U.S. Marshal.

Malone and Roy, both facing life sentences, were discovered missing from the prison in Meridian Monday. Anderson says the men will face charges of felony escape.

Meanwhile, a prison employee has been charged with aiding in the escape.

25-year-old Tomeka LaShae Brown of DeKalb worked at the facility. She was taken into custody early Tuesday in Tuscaloosa. Brown is charged with two counts of accessory before the fact. She's awaiting extradition back to Lauderdale County.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.



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