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Gang Initiation Tied To Jones Co. Inmate Escape

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JONES COUNTY, MISS. - Two men are now behind bars after they helped plan the escape of a Jones County inmate.

Authorities arrested David Owens and Monroe Marsh in connection with this investigation.

Robert Carlisle was at a work detail March 18 at Jones County Junior College, when three black men in a silver Grand Marquis came and picked him up. They are still searching for Carlisle and the third suspect.

Sgt. Jamie Tedford of the Jones County Sheriff's Dept. said Marsh are Carlisle were cell mates in the Jones Co. Detention Center.

"Monroe Marsh was on a work program with this guy at  JCJC," he said. "It was a planned and orchestrated escape by Monroe Marsh and  Bobby Carlisle."

Authorities  the escaped happened sometime after 10 a.m. last Monday. Investigators believe the escape was tied to the gang initiation of David Owens orchestrated by Marsh.

"He is a high ranking-official in the Hoover Crips," said Tedford.

In order to become part of the gang, Owens had to help with Carlisle's escape.

"Mr. Owens stated to us with his own admission is that they have tried to get him for the last three years," said Sgt. Tony Madison, the director of the Jones Co. Gang Task Force. She said arrests like these help law enforcement pinpoint where gang activity happens in the county.

"We are trying to let everybody know, there's gangs in the area," said Madison.

Tedford said,  the men involved went to Meridian and dropped off Carlisle and another person involved;Owens and Marsh came back to Jones Co.

"They were going to get cocaine out of the deal and money," said Tedford.

He said the U.S. Marshals are now involved looking for Carlisle.

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