Authorities searching for two escaped inmates near Pearson Road

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Law enforcement agencies are actively searching for two escaped convicts in the area of Pearson Road, south of I-20 in Rankin County.

RANKIN COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – Law enforcement agencies are actively searching for two escaped convicts in the area of Pearson Road, south of I-20 in Rankin County.

They received a tip that Jonathan Blankenship and Christopher High might be in the area. The two men escaped from the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility on Friday, July 5. They are considered armed and dangerous.

WJTV 12’s Terrance Friday talked to one man who described what the escapees left behind in the spot where they may have been staying.

Law enforcement agencies are urging the public to report any sightings or information to the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation at 601-987-1530, MDOC at 601-745-6611, or Crimestoppers at 601-355- TIPS(8477).

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