Two ‘dangerous’ inmates, believed to be armed, escape Chester County Jail

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David Billings (left) and Aurelius Crayton (right) escaped from the Chester County Jail Wednesday afternoon.

David Billings (left) and Aurelius Crayton (right) escaped from the Chester County Jail Wednesday afternoon.

Two inmates escaped the Chester County Jail Wednesday afternoon, according to a press release from U.S. Marshals, though one was soon captured.

According to the report, around 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aurelius Crayton, also known as Aurelius Watkins, along with David Billings, escaped from the Chester County Jail and stole a vehicle.

Billings was captured and is in custody after a pursuit, according to a social media posting by the city of Henderson Police Department at 5:15 p.m.

Both were considered to be “armed and dangerous.”

While not much is known about Billings, Crayton has a “violent criminal history” and “should be considered armed and dangerous.”

“Crayton has a long, violent criminal history including robbery, firearms, assault, narcotics and evading arrest,” the report states.

Billings is a 22-year-old white male, 6’7″ and 245 pounds. Crayton is described as a 40- year-old Black male, 6’3” and 235 pounds.

They each have ties to Chester, Madison, and Henderson counties and thought to have traveled together.

Anyone with information is urged to call the U.S. Marshals at (731) 431-2803 or 911.

Have a story to tell? Reach Angele Latham by email at alatham@gannett.com, by phone at 731-343-5212, or follow her on Twitter at @angele_latham. 

This article originally appeared on Jackson Sun: “Dangerous” inmates escape Chester County Jail

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