May 18, 2022

UPDATE: Henley-Young juvenile escapee is in custody

Therese Apel

Rondarius Ragsdale


Sheriff Tyree Jones says Rondarius Ragsdale, 17, is back in custody after escaping from Henley Young Youth Detention Center Tuesday night.

Ragsdale was found in a north Jackson home on Robinhood Road. Jones says there will be additional charges.

ORIGINAL POST, 5-17-2022:

Authorities are still searching for a juvenile who escaped from Henley Young Youth Detention Center on McDowell Road Tuesday night.

Rondarius Ragsdale is black, 5’10”, and 160 lbs. He was wearing a red jumpsuit when he was seen running into a wooded area in the Washington Addition area near Jackson State University.

According to Hinds County Sheriff Tyree Jones, Ragsdale was in the facility under the name “Andrew Matthews,” but he was identified last night. Ragsdale was in on charges of business burglary.

Ragsdale’s last known address is on Woody Drive in South Jackson.

Multiple agencies were on the hunt Tuesday night.

Anyone with information on this person or his whereabouts is asked to call the Hinds County Sheriff’s Department at 601-352-1521.

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