2nd escaped inmate from Parchman captured

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UPDATE 1/6/2020 5:37 p.m.

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The Mississippi Department of Corrections released new information about the capture of two escaped inmates.

According to investigators, 27-year-old Dillion Williams was captured without incident in a wooded area in Rossville, Tennessee, east of Memphis, around 2:00 Monday afternoon. He was found in the same vicinity as escapee 42-year-old David May, who was arrested early Sunday.

The two men face several charges in connection with their escape.

Authorities in Mississippi and Tennessee coordinated efforts to capture the men.

“We are thankful for the coordinated efforts to capture these two violent offenders without incident,” Commissioner Pelicia E. Hall said. “We partnered with numerous agencies to put them back behind bars where they should be. The total team effort is responsible for this ending.”

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

Investigators said they’re still working to find out how the men escaped.


UPDATE: 1/6/2020 2:40 p.m.

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The Mississippi Department of Corrections said escapee Dillion Dewayne Williams has been captured.


JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Mississippi Crime Stoppers and the U.S. Marshals Service are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of escaped inmate Dillion Dewayne Williams.

A 2011 GMC pickup used in the escape has been recovered and is being processed by the MBI Crime Scene Unit.

Authorities captured the second escapee, David May, on Sunday.

If you know where Williams is located, call Crime Stoppers at 601-355-TIPS(8477).

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