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More arrests made in connection to escaped inmate

Kayce Knight (left) was arrested for aiding and abetting Joseph Spring (right), who escaped from jail over the weekend.

Additional arrests have been made in connection to Joseph Spring as officers continue to search the Gluckstadt industrial area for the escaped inmate.

An officer with the Madison Police Department identified a stolen black Honda that was connected to Spring while traveling northbound on Interstate 55 in Madison. Upon trying to stop the vehicle, the two male occupants continued north and a vehicle pursuit ensued.

The vehicle exited the interstate in Gluckstadt and headed east until stopping a quarter of a mile near the intersection of Gluckstadt Road and Industrial Drive.

Both the driver and occupant then exited the vehicle and headed into a nearby wooded area on foot, prompting officers to begin a search of the Gluckstadt industrial area.

Officers and deputies from the Gluckstadt Police Department, Madison County Sheriff’s Office, and Mississippi Highway Patrol Air Support arrived and are currently assisting with the search.

A perimeter was established in the wooded area and a search began using officers and police K9s, with the male passenger later being apprehended and taken into custody. The other male subject, who officials believe is Spring, is still at large and was last seen wearing all dark clothing.

At this time, three individuals have been arrested in connection to Spring’s escape from the Raymond Detention Center.

On Thursday, 36-year-old Kayce Knight was taken into custody in the 3500 block of Bowers St. in Jackson, later being charged with accessory, as well as aiding and abetting in the inmate’s escape. Knight is currently being held at the Hinds County Sheriff’s Office jail.

Knight’s arrest comes one day after Michael Lynn Allen, 45, was taken into custody in the 500 block of Walker Lane in Raymond for similar charges.

Spring, who escaped alongside 31-year-old Michael Lewis through an air duct, had been at the Raymond Detention Center since November for violation of parole and burglary charges.

Lewis was captured in the area several hours later and is now facing additional charges after previously being booked on DUI and marijuana possession charges.

Spring has been described as being approximately 5’8″ tall at 155 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. A large tattoo can also be seen across his neck.

Anyone with information regarding Spring’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Hinds County Sheriff’s Office at (601) 352-1521.

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