Work Release Inmates Walk Away

Two inmate community service workers who walked off from a work detail in Independence County were captured a short time later.

Friday morning about 10:00, Independence County Sheriff’s officials were notified that 20-year old Joseph Kaide Jones, of Batesville, and 25-year old Samantha Nicole Payne, of Forrest City, walked away from their assigned work detail.

Authorities say the two were taken into custody a short time later on Harrison Street after a brief foot pursuit.

Samantha Payne
Samatha Payne

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