Crime

Escapees from restitution center captured 70 miles away

Kayla Armstrong
Kayla Armstrong

Two women who escaped the Flowood Restitution Center, one of whom had been convicted in Harrison County, were caught Tuesday night, less than 24 hours after they disappeared, according to the Mississippi Department of Corrections.

Kayla Renee Armstrong, 29, had been convicted in Harrison County of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance. Brittany Ann Castens, 30, was convicted of drug possession in Attala County.

Both are on probation for their drug convictions.

They disappeared before dawn Tuesday and were captured about 11:50 p.m. Tuesday in McAdams, the MDOC announced in a press release Wednesday.

MDOC investigators and officers with the Hinds County Probation and Parole Office found them at a home in Attala County, more than 70 miles from the restitution center.

They were taken to the Leake County jail. Now each faces an escape charge. The status of their probation will be determined in court hearings.

No other details are being released at this time because of the investigation, the news release said.

Robin Fitzgerald: 228-896-2307, @robincrimenews

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