October 28, 2020

Inmates help 18-year-old scale fence, escape from jail in Webster County

EUPORA, Miss. (AP) — Three people, including two inmates, are accused of helping a Mississippi inmate escape from a Webster County jail.

Sheriff Andy McCants said inmates Elton Gordon and Johnathan Sysco helped 18-year-old Anthony Logan scale the fence along the county jail’s exercise yard and escape on Sunday. Logan was found at the home of a woman named Destiny Cooper on Wednesday night and taken into custody.

Gordon and Sysco have since been charged with aiding and abetting an inmate in jail. The sheriff says Cooper may be in a relationship with Logan and has been charged with harboring a fugitive.

Logan and Sysco were put in Mississippi Department of Corrections custody, and Gordon and Cooper were in the county jail’s custody. It’s unclear if they have lawyers.