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(L-R): Fisher, Clark | Photos: WLBT

Two murder suspects who escaped from the Holmes County jail have been recaptured.

Posted: Jun 10, 2019 4:58 PM

LEXINGTON, Miss. (AP) — Two murder suspects who escaped from a Mississippi jail have been recaptured.

Holmes County Sheriff Willie March tells local news outlets that deputies caught 19-year-old Darren Clark running through a yard in Lexington about 7 a.m. Monday. They caught 35-year-old Antony Fisher about 11 a.m. Monday.

March says Clark and Fisher were cellmates. He says they escaped through the jail ceiling and over a barbed wire fence around 2 a.m. Monday.

Clark is one of four men charged with robbing and killing a Jackson pastor in January. He's also charged with a December store robbery.

Fisher is charged with killing 75-year-old Ora Lee Irvin in Pickens. Irvin was found shot in the back of her head in her backyard in May. Fisher is also charged with a Lexington armed robbery.

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