Manhunt — A manhunt is a long-term search and chase by a law enforcement group of an individual, usually a suspect in a crime.
It is a high-risk operation that typically attracts public attention due to the potential danger posed by the individual sought.
The media plays an important role in alerting the public about the progress of a manhunt as well as any essential information, such as the suspect’s history and claimed intentions.
Media companies provide comprehensive coverage of a manhunt by providing live updates, on-the-scene reporting, and interviews with law enforcement personnel and witnesses.
These alerts keep the public informed of potential hazards to their safety.
The coverage of a manhunt by the media is frequently critical in apprehending the culprit.
The past decade
Depending on the location and circumstances of the search, the frequency of manhunts has changed dramatically during the previous decade.
Manhunts are rather prevalent in some areas, mainly in response to violent crimes or high-profile persons.
They could be less common in other locations.
Several high-profile manhunts have occurred in the recent decade, including the 2013 search for the Boston Marathon bombers and the 2018 search for the perpetrator of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting.
Manhunts, on the other hand, are uncommon, and the frequency of searches varies widely based on factors such as crime rates and police enforcement methods.
The recent Mississippi runaways
A manhunt was launched when four convicts escaped from a jail in Mississippi’s capital.
The escape was reported over the weekend.
A routine headcount was conducted about 12:30 a.m.
Staff at the Raymond Detention Center, about 15 miles west of downtown Jackson, found the four prisoners had escaped on Sunday.
Hinds County Sheriff Tyree Jones announced the manhunt at a press conference on Monday.
After the facility was secured, workers detected two breaches.
One of the breaches, according to the sheriff, occurred 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 offenders are believed to have gone to the roof at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, where they camped and departed at various times.
“We don’t believe they all escaped at the same time, but rather at different times,” the sheriff added.
Officials say the following people have escaped:
- Dylan Arrington, 22
- Casey Grayson, 24
- Corey Harrison, 22
- Jerry Raynes, 51
Dylan Arrington is suspected of shooting and killing a man in Jackson on Monday, according to Jackson Police Chief James E. Davis.
He is accused of driving away in the victim’s red Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck.
Davis went on to explain that police officers on patrol in the area saw the man standing stationary on the road on Monday evening.
Authorities believe the victim drove over to the side of the road to aid Arrington, according to the police chief.
The inmate seemed to have crashed while riding his stolen motorcycle.
According to Davis, authorities believe Arrington shot the man several times before stealing the truck.
The car was last seen going south on I-55 near Terry, Mississippi.
“This suspect is considered to be armed and dangerous,” Davis said.
Going separate ways
According to the sheriff, one of the other inmates fled in a truck on their way to Texas.
At 9:30 p.m., a Hinds County Public Works vehicle slammed through a barricade, according to Jones. This Saturday.
The truck was later discovered abandoned in Spring Valley Village, Texas, some 400 miles away.
Another automobile was stolen near the prison early Sunday morning.
According to Jones, a witness saw two unidentified people in the truck.
Authorities suspect the heist is connected to the escapees, although nothing has been proven.
The stolen red Chevy Silverado was last seen Monday morning in Rankin County, Mississippi, east of Jackson, according to reports.
None of the four individuals escaping had been arrested as of Tuesday, and the manhunt was still underway.
“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 investigating the escape both civilly and criminally.
According to Jones, if the inmates are found, they would face further charges of escape and maybe auto theft on top of their previous convictions.