Hopkins back in custody, two charged with aiding escape
MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK/WLOX) - A suspect in a number of crimes in Meridian and elsewhere is back in law enforcement custody after escaping last week from a Pascagoula hospital.
The Meridian Police Department said it was notified that Aceon Hopkins, 20, turned himself in early Tuesday morning in Neshoba County to a family friend and got medical help at Neshoba General Hospital. He was then taken into custody by the Neshoba County Sheriff’s Department and turned over to Meridian police.
|Hopkins is charged in Meridian with shooting into a vehicle, drive-by shooting, possession of a stolen firearm, two counts of shooting into a dwelling and two counts of aggravated assault.|
|WLOX reported Hopkins had been a patient at Singing River Hospital in Pascagoula after being shot multiple times in Moss Point a few weeks ago. That shooting is still under investigation. A deputy was assigned to guard Hopkins while he was in the hospital but he managed to escape Nov. 26. |
Hopkins also has charges pending in Jackson County, including felony escape. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department said two other people are charged as accomplices in the escape and other arrests are possible.
Breanna Marie Cunningham is charged with aiding Hopkins’ escape and Keesler Vonchay Holloway is charged with conspiracy to commit a crime. They were both arrested Monday by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department.
Sheriff Mike Ezell said she provided information to Cunningham that helped her assist Hopkins in getting away. It’s not clear yet how exactly they helped Hopkins, however, JCSO Public Information Officer Marcia Hill did confirm that Holloway was an employee at Singing River Hospital at the time of the escape.
This isn’t Cunningham’s first time being in trouble with the law. According to WALA in Mobile, she was arrested and released on bond earlier this year in connection to a fatal nightclub shooting in Theodore, Ala.
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