Manhunt — A manhunt is a protracted search and pursuit of an individual, generally a suspect in a crime, by a law enforcement organization.
It is a high-risk operation that usually draws public attention because of the possible harm presented by the person sought.
The media is critical in informing the public on the progress of a manhunt and any relevant information, such as the suspect’s background and alleged motives.
Media firms give full coverage of a manhunt by giving live updates, on-scene reporting, and interviews with law enforcement officers and witnesses.
These notifications keep the public updated on and alert to any threats to their safety.
The media’s coverage of a manhunt is usually crucial in apprehending the perpetrator..
The past decade
The frequency of manhunts has varied significantly over the last decade, depending on the location and circumstances of the search.
Manhunts are rather common in some locations, usually in reaction to violent activities or high-profile individuals.
They may be less frequent in other areas.
In the last decade, there have been several high-profile manhunts, including the 2013 search for the Boston Marathon bombers and the 2018 search for the perpetrator of the Parkland, Florida, school massacre.
Manhunts, on the other hand, are rare, and the frequency of searches varies greatly depending on variables such as crime rates and police enforcement techniques.
The recent Mississippi runaways
Four inmates escaped from a prison in Mississippi’s capital, sparking a manhunt.
Over the weekend, the escape was reported.
A regular headcount was performed about 12:30 a.m.
On Sunday, staff at the Raymond Detention Center, some 15 miles west of downtown Jackson, discovered the four detainees had fled.
At a news conference on Monday, Hinds County Sheriff Tyree Jones announced the manhunt.
Workers discovered two breaches after the location was secured.
According to the sheriff, one of the breaches happened inside a cell, while the other occurred on the roof.
“The doors locked in this particular pod, the pod is secure,” said Jones.
“The breach that they created was located in a cell.”
The four inmates are understood to have gone to the roof around 8:30 p.m., where they tented and left at various times on Saturday.
“We don’t believe they all escaped at the same time, but rather at different times,” the sheriff added.
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Officials say the following people have escaped:
- Dylan Arrington, 22
- Casey Grayson, 24
- Corey Harrison, 22
- Jerry Raynes, 51
According to Jackson Police Chief James E. Davis, Dylan Arrington is suspected of shooting and murdering a man in Jackson on Monday.
He is suspected of taking the victim’s red Dodge Ram 1500 pickup vehicle and leaving in it.
Davis went on to say that on Monday evening, police officers on patrol in the vicinity noticed the guy standing still on the road.
According to the police chief, authorities think the victim pulled over to the side of the road to assist Arrington.
The convict seemed to have crashed while riding his stolen motorbike.
Authorities suspect Arrington shot the guy several times before taking the truck, according to Davis.
The vehicle was last spotted driving south on Interstate 55 near Terry, Mississippi.
“This suspect is considered to be armed and dangerous,” Davis said.
Going separate ways
The sheriff said that one of the other detainees escaped in a vehicle on their way to Texas.
According to Jones, a Hinds County Public Works truck smashed through a barrier at 9:30 p.m. on Saturday.
The truck was eventually located abandoned over 400 miles away in Spring Valley Village, Texas.
Another car was taken early Sunday morning near the jail.
A witness spotted two unidentifiable persons in the truck, according to Jones.
Authorities believe the robbery is linked to the escapees, although nothing has been established.
According to reports, the stolen red Chevy Silverado was last spotted Monday morning in Rankin County, Mississippi, east of Jackson.
As of Tuesday, none of the four escapees had been apprehended, and the manhunt was still ongoing.
“We are actively and aggressively looking for these individuals, and we hope to have them back in custody soon,” said Jones.
The sheriff’s office is looking into the escape on both civil and criminal grounds.
If the inmates are apprehended, they would face further charges of escape and maybe car theft on top of their past convictions, according to Jones.