August 6, 2020

Second escaped Mississippi inmate recaptured, prison officials say

The second of two state escaped inmates has been recaptured, authorities reported Monday afternoon.

The Mississippi Department of Corrections announced on Twitter that Dillion Williams, 27, was back in custody, after he and another inmate were discovered missing early Saturday.

MDOC did not release detailed of where Williams was captured.

WMC News TV reported that U.S. Marshals captured Williams in Fayette County, Tennessee. The escapee was reportedly arrested without incident in a wooded area.

State inmate David May, 42, who was reported Missing Saturday along with Williams was capture early Sunday.

Five inmates have died in prison violence since Dec. 29; three of those deaths have occurred at Parchman.

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.