Mississippi jail escapee a suspect in killing, carjacking

Dylan Arrington
This booking photo provided Jackson, Miss., Police Department Dylan Arrington, one of four Mississippi prisoners who escaped from the Raymon Detention Center over the weekend. He is now a suspect in the Monday night, April 24, 2023, murder and carjacking of Anthony Watts, 61, in Jackson, Miss. (Jackson Police Department via AP)

Authorities in Mississippi say a man who escaped from a jail over the weekend is suspected of killing a man and stealing his pickup truck in Jackson.

Sixty-one-year-old Anthony Watts was shot and killed Monday night around 7 p.m. on Interstate 55. He had pulled over on the side of the road to help a man who had wrecked a motorcycle.

Police say that man shot Watts several times and then stole his Red Dodge Ram.

Police Chief James E. Davis says 22-year-old Dylan Arrington is a suspect in the shooting.

Police say Arrington escaped from the Raymond Jail over the weekend. Watts’ truck was reportedly last seen heading south on I-55 in Terry, Mississippi.

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