VIDEO: Police Believe Escapees Had Help From Outside Source
LEE COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI)- Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson believes two escapees got help from at least one person and possibly others to start their run from the law.
31-year-old Michael Patterson and 36-year-old Mickey Joe Williams were last seen at the Jail Saturday evening, working as trustees.
Johnson says the pair used some sort of tool to cut a hole in a fence to escape.
He believes the men stole a truck from a business.
Surveillance video at the New Albany Wal Mart shows the stolen truck pulling into the parking lot.
Johnson says a man went inside the store and took a pellet gun.
The truck was found abandoned on Interstate 22 in Union County.
Anyone helping the two will face criminal charges.