Escaped murder suspects back in custody

Escaped murder suspects back in custody

Two murder suspects who escaped from the Miller County Jail Monday morning are back in custody.
Cortez Hooper
Cortez Hooper
TEXARKANA, AR – Two murder suspects who escaped from the Miller County Jail Monday morning are back in custody.

The Miller County Sheriff’s Office says that 23-year-old Cortez Hooper and 36-year-old Quincy Stewart were arrested Thursday and are back in the county jail.

The pair was last seen in their jail cell Monday around 3am. Police believe they used a hacksaw to escape. Stewart’s mother, Charlene Stewart, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of providing the hacksaw blades for the escape.

Hooper is from Texarkana, Arkansas, and was jailed on a charge of first-degree murder, assault and probation violation. Stewart is from Texarkana, Texas, and was being held on a capital murder charge in Bowie County. He's also charged with possession of a controlled substance.

The Miller County Sheriff’s Office says they will be holding a news conference about the capture at 10am Friday.
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