One of two missing Parchman inmates captured

SUNFLOWER COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) – One of the two escaped inmates from Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman has reportedly been captured.

WREG out of Memphis reports 42-year-old David Lee May, has been captured.

27-year-old Dillion Williams, however, is still on the run.

May and Williams were discovered missing from Parchman during an “emergency count” about 1:45 a.m. Saturday, the Mississippi Department of Corrections reported on its Facebook page.

May is serving a life sentence for two aggravated assault convictions in Harrison County, and Williams is serving a 40-year sentence for residential burglary and aggravated assault in Marshall County

WREG reports Gov. Phil Bryant on Saturday said via Twitter that he has directed “the use of all necessary assets and personnel” to find the two inmates who escaped from the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman.

The state Department of Public Safety has deployed state troopers and the highway patrol’s special operations group to help the Department of Corrections find the two inmates and to help restore order at the troubled facility that they escaped from, Bryant said.

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