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September 12, 2015

Police capture prisoner who escaped from Burlington County Jail

Authorities advising Mount Holly residents to be on the look out

Prison Escape Police
091215_MichaelMimms Contributed Art/Burlington City Police Department

Michael Mimms, 27, of Willingboro, escaped police custody while being transported to the Burlington County Jail on September 12, 2015.

An inmate who escaped from Burlington County Jail in Mount Holly Saturday morning has been brought into police custody after a manhunt that lasted more than a day, officials with the Willingboro Police Department confirmed.

According to Westampton Township Police, Michael Mimms escaped from the jail, located at 54 Grant St., around 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Mimms, 28, was being placed in the jail when he escaped and was still wearing handcuffs with a belt attached to them. 

In a statement, Westampton Township Police thanked the various law enforcement agencies that assisted in Mimms' capture. 

Michael Mimms is confirmed in custody and is no longer on the loose. Thank you everyone for your comments and concerns. A special thanks to all the officers that were involved with the search of the suspect. Special thanks to the Westampton Twp Police Department, Mt. Holly Police Department, Willingboro Police Department, Burlington County Sheriffs Department, New Jersey State Police, Evesham Police Department, Lumberton Police Department, Eastampton Police Department, and the Bordentown Twp Police Department. Shared services was a key this past weekend!

Mimms faces charges of Unlawful Handgun Possession in Delaware County.