HINDS COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – Hinds County deputies arrested a man for aiding and abetting an escapee.

Hinds County Sheriff Tyree Jones said Michael Lynn Allen, 45, was charged with accessory and aiding and abetting on Wednesday, May 31.

The sheriff said Allen was arrested in the 500 block of Walker Lane in Hinds County during the search for Joseph Spring. Deputies are still searching for Spring.

Spring is described as 5’8″ and weighs 155 pounds. He has brown hair and blue eyes.

Jones said Spring, along with Michael Lewis, escaped from the Hinds County Detention Center on Monday, May 29.

Jones said a deputy, who was patrolling the outer perimeter of the jail, noticed items belonging to the detainees and blood outside of the fence. A head count was taken, and the two detainees were missing.

Joseph Spring (Courtesy: Hinds County Sheriff’s Office)

An inspection of the jail found a breach in the ceiling of one of the recreation rooms. Jones said investigators believe the two detainees went into the ceiling and were able to get out of the building through an airduct. They later went over the jail’s fence in order to escape.

The sheriff said Lewis was captured Monday evening in the area of Seven Springs Road and Springridge Road in Hinds County. He faces additional escape charges.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Spring can contact the Hinds County Sheriff’s Office at 601-352-1521.