LaMonica Peters

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Reporter and Fill-in Anchor for WCBI News since July 2012. Proudly bringing local news stories to the great people of Northeast Mississippi.

Inmate Escapes in Jefferson County

Melvin Toney

Toney

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) – Mississippi authorities are still looking for an inmate that escaped from the Jefferson County Community Work Center on Friday, May 25th.

The Department of Corrections says 32-year-old Melvin Toney left the facility in Fayette around six in the morning. He was last seen wearing prison-issue green and white striped pants and a white shirt with “MDOC Convict” printed on the back.

Toney is a black male, 5 feet 11, 280 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He was serving a seven-and-a-half year sentence for cocaine possession.

Anyone who recognizes Toney or has any information on him should contact their local law enforcement agency or the Mississippi Department of Corrections at 662.745.6611.