Two men apprehended for assisting inmate in Newton County jailbreak

A second man from Newton County has been apprehended by the police for allegedly aiding an escaped inmate in evading capture after the inmate fled from a hospital nearly a week ago.

Gerald Harper, a 49-year-old resident of Oxford, and Diamante Seymour, a 30-year-old from Garden City, were apprehended this week for aiding Kendrick Hurst, a 34-year-old fugitive, in evading capture after his escape from Piedmont Newton Hospital in Covington on Sunday.

According to NCSO officials, Seymour was arrested this evening on charges of aiding or allowing another to escape lawful custody.

“The ongoing investigation conducted by the Newton County Sheriff’s Office leaves no stone unturned,” Sheriff Ezell Brown stated firmly. He emphasized, “We will not hesitate to arrest and charge anyone who aided Kendrick Hurst in any way, be it through providing him with food, financial assistance, phone calls, clothing, or transportation.” The sheriff’s office is committed to ensuring justice is served and that all individuals involved are held accountable for their actions.

On Tuesday, Harper was arrested and faced charges of aiding or allowing another person to escape lawful custody.

According to officials from the NCSO, the investigation is still ongoing.

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