Marquis Stevenson

Marquis Stevenson

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An escapee from the Coahoma County Jail facing rape and murder charges was captured Tuesday evening in Horn Lake.

The sighting of Marquis Stevenson in the DeSoto County city Tuesday afternoon brought authorities there to ramp up the search, involving deputies with the Sheriff’s Department, U.S. Marshals and Horn Lake Police Department officers.

Eventually, Stevenson was found and taken into custody in a shed of a home located near the Horn Lake police headquarters at City Hall about 8 p.m.

Earlier in the day, Stevenson was initially reported to be in the area of Hurt and Goodman roads and officers were actively searching the area. Horn Lake schools kept students who were walking home from school in their respective buildings, as a result, until the Sheriff’s Department determined it was safe to allow them to head home.

Stevenson was the last of four inmates who escaped the Clarksdale jail in August. Marvion Leflore, LeAndrew Booker and Percy Bryant were the others.

Stevenson was out on bond on murder charges when he was arrested and charged with statutory rape.

Bob Bakken is Staff Writer and may be reached at 662-429-6397 ext. 240.

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