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Inmate escapes from Jefferson County facility

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ESCAPED: Melvin Toney ESCAPED: Melvin Toney
JEFFERSON COUNTY, MS -

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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