Update: 2nd escaped inmate in custody

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Courtesy of MDOC

Update #2:

According to the Mississippi Department of Corrections, Parchman escapee Dillion Williams is now in custody.


According to the MBI, one of the two inmates who escaped from Parchman on Saturday morning is back in custody.

“Escaped inmate David Lee May was taken into custody early Sunday morning by agents with the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Marshals Service and Mississippi Department of Corrections. The 2011 GMC pickup used in the escape has also been recovered and is being processed by the MBI Crime Scene Unit. Escaped inmate Dillion Dewayne Williams is currently still at large. State Troopers and members of the MHP Special Operations Group continue to assist MDOC with operations at the Parchman state prison.

If anyone has information regarding Dillion Dewayne Williams, please contact the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation at 601-987-1530 or the Mississippi Department of Corrections at 662-745-6611.”

Original Report:

The Mississippi Department of Corrections is searching for two inmates that escaped from the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman early this morning. 

According to the MDOC, David May, 42, and Dillion Williams, 27, were discovered missing during an emergency count around 1:45 a.m. 

May is serving a life sentence for two aggravated assault convictions in Harrison County, and Williams is serving 40 years for residential burglary and aggravated assault in Marshall County.

The MDOC’s K9 and ERT with assistance from state and local law enforcement are searching for the men.

May, MDOC #55271, and Williams, MDOC #163974, are both black males of medium build with brown eyes and black hair.

May is 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing 171 pounds, with a medium complexion. Williams is 6 feet 2 inches tall, weighing 175 pounds with a light brown complexion.

Anyone with information about May and Williams or know of their whereabouts should contact the MDOC at 662-745-6611 or the nearest law enforcement agency.

Currently, all MDOC prisons are on lockdown after five inmates died at three different prisons throughout the week, including three at Parchman.

On Friday, MDOC Commissioner Pelicia Hall stated that “the department has confirmed that some of the major disturbances are gang-related.”

All movement at the three state prisons, three privately managed prisons, and 15 regional facilities is currently limited to emergencies only.

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