Second Chester County jail escapee captured after weeks on the run

JACKSON, Tenn. — An escapee from the Chester County jail has been arrested after more than a month on the run.

Courtesy: U.S. Marshals

The U.S. Marshals confirm 40-year-old Aurelius Crayton was arrested Monday, September 26 in Jackson around 3:30 p.m.

Crayton, along with David Billings, escaped from the Chester County jail on August 24, 2022. Billings was captured shortly after the escape, however Crayton was able to elude authorities for nearly five weeks.

A news release states the U.S. Marshals Two Rivers Violent Fugitive Task Force launched an investigation immediately after the escape. U.S. Marshals say the investigation led the Task Force to a residence on Windy Hill Drive in Jackson on Monday, where Crayton was taken into custody without incident.

A release says at the time of his escape, Crayton was being held for an aggravated robbery charge. He now faces an additional charge of escape.

“When the U.S. Marshals are on your trail, we don’t give up until you’re caught,” said U.S. Marshal Tyreece Miller.

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