Hospital Nurses Catch Mississippi Fugitive

JACKSON, Miss. – A state fugitive’s prison escape came to an abrupt halt when he injured himself in a motorcycle accident and was recognized by hospital nurses.

Timothy Shan Haynie escaped from Central Mississippi Corrections Facility in Rankin County on Aug. 8. He entered the Central Mississippi Medical Center (CMMC) at 3:30 am on the following morning after being wounded in a motorcycle accident.

CMMC nurses recognized his face from a bulletin and notified hospital security, who verified his identity. Security then promptly took him into custody and called the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility. He will remain there until transported to the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman.

Before his breakout, Haynie was serving a 12-year sentence for a robbery from Harrison County. An escape conviction would add five more years to his sentence.

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