MDOC: 2 female escapees back in custody

Left to Right: Armstrong, Castens

UPDATE: 01/11/2016 5:31am  MDOC says that both women who escaped from the Flowood Restitution Center have been captured.

Brittany Ann Castens and Kayla Renee Armstrong were found at 11:50pm on Tuesday, January 10, 2016 at a home in Attala County.

A written release from the agency reads as follows:

“Two female probationers who escaped the Flowood Restitution Center have been captured by the Mississippi Department of Corrections in McAdams less than 24 hours later.  Brittany Ann Castens, 31, and Kayla Renee Armstrong, 29, now face escape charges. They were being held overnight in the Leake County Jail.  Investigators with the Corrections Investigation Division (CID) and agents with the Hinds County Probation and Parole Office arrested the pair about 11:50 p.m. at a home in the Attala County community, which is more than 70 miles from Flowood.  

Castens, MDOC #206403, was convicted in Attala County in October. She received five years probation for possession of a controlled substance. (Pictured first)

Armstrong, MDOC #198590, is serving three years probation for possession of a controlled substance with intent. She was sentenced July 20, 2015 in Harrison County.

The two had escaped early Tuesday morning.”

Original Story:

FLOWOOD, Miss. (WJTV) — The Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) said two women escaped the Flowood Restitution Center Tuesday morning.

They are looking for 29-year-old Kayla Renee Armstrong and 30-year-old Brittany Ann Castens. They are both on probation for drug-related charges, officials said.

Armstrong is serving a three-year probationary sentence for possession of a controlled substance with intent out of Harrison County. Castens is serving a five-year probationary sentence from Attala County

Anyone with information about their whereabouts, contact MDOC at (662) 745-6611.


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