Law enforcement searching for escaped state inmate

Published 4:56 pm Thursday, June 27, 2019

State and local law enforcement officers are searching for an inmate who escaped Thursday by walking off a job site in the Mississippi Delta.

The Mississippi Department of Corrections reported that Walter Lewis, 31, escaped Thursday afternoon.

Lewis was assigned to the Quitman County Work Center.

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Lewis was convicted of conspiracy to commit a crime and malicious mischief in 2010 in Lee County.

Anyone who spots him is asked to contact the Mississippi Department of Corrections at 662-745-6611 or their nearest law enforcement officer.