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Clay County escapee arrested in Indiana


Marquis Dajuan Boyd

Marquis Dajuan Boyd



Sarah Fowler



An inmate who escaped from the Clay County Jail nearly two month ago was apprehended in Indiana on Monday. 


Marquis Dajuan Boyd, 23, of West Point, was captured in Anderson, Indiana, according to jail records with the Clay County Detention Center. 


Boyd was apprehended by U.S. Marshals after a car chase and a foot chase, according to Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott. He was in Indiana staying with relatives, Scott said.  


Boyd escaped from the Clay County jail June 11 while on yard duty by crawling under a fence, scaling a building and then jumping over the outer perimeter fence, according to Scott. He was in custody for three counts of armed robbery and a previous escape charge. At the time of his escape, Boyd had not yet been sentenced on the charges. 


After his escape, Boyd's mother, Tonya Boyd Edwards, who lives in Clay County, was arrested for concealing or harboring an escapee, according to Scott. 


Scott said Boyd would be extradited back to Clay County in the coming days.


Sarah Fowler covered crime, education and community related events for The Dispatch.



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