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Inmate escapes from Jefferson County facility

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ESCAPED: Melvin Toney ESCAPED: Melvin Toney

The Mississippi Department of Corrections needs your help locating an inmate who escaped from the Jefferson County Community Work Center.

Melvin Toney escaped from the facility in Fayette around 6:00 Saturday morning.

He was last seen wearing MDOC green and white striped pants and a white MDOC shirt with "MDOC Convict" printed on the back.

He's a 32-year-old black male with brown eyes, black hair and weighs 280 pounds. 

He's serving seven-and-a-half years for possession of cocaine in Marion County.

Anyone with information on Toney's whereabouts, or if you see this convict, please call law enforcement or the MDOC at 662-745-6611.

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