2 inmates escape from jail, one pleaded guilty to murder

Published 7:50 am Saturday, February 16, 2019

Two inmates — one who pleaded guilty murder — were on the run early Saturday after escaping from a county jail in Mississippi on Friday.

Forrest County Sheriff’s Office deputies reported state inmates Carlos Sibley, 26, and Donaven Harris, 29, were being held at the Forrest County Jail when they escaped Friday night.

Sibley had pleaded guilty in September to second-degree murder charges in the 2016 death of Frank Jenkins. He had not received a sentence yet.

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Harris was charged with armed robbery and aggravated assault charges.

A possible sighting of the pair prompted University of Southern Mississippi police to issues a “shelter in place” order late Friday night. The order was lifted a short time later when law enforcement suggested the men had left the area of the university.