U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson, who represents Sunflower County as part of Congressional District 2, continues to put the pressure on the Mississippi Department of Corrections.
Classes were cancelled on Monday and Tuesday at Thomas E. Edwards Senior High, but the doors to the Ruleville school were wide open for families who needed food after strong storms knocked out the power to most of the northern part of the county last weekend.
Two inmates who escaped the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman, apparently last Friday, made it almost 130 miles and to another state before being captured.
The two men who escaped from the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman made it all the way to Tennessee before being captured.
David May, 42, was captured just north of the Mississippi-Tennessee border on Sunday morning.
A reward is being offered for information leading to the recapture of Dillon Dewayne Williams, an inmate who escaped the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman apparently on Friday.
Mississippi Crime Stoppers is offering a $5,000 reward in the case.
Late week rioting at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman, which resulted in three deaths in three days, has also bred chaos and rumors throughout the surrounding communities, mostly fueled on social media.
The E-T has learned from separate sources that a Parchman inmate, who was believed to be a potentially third escaped prisoner, is accounted for at the Mississippi State Penitentiary.
Photographs that have been circulating on social media since Friday evening showing what appears to be prison-issued clothing found at a property in Bolivar County are related to the reported escape of two inmates from the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman.
The Mississippi Department of Corrections has confirmed two male prisoners are missing from Parchman.
David May, 42, and Dillion Williams, 27, were discovered missing during an emergency count about 1:45 a.m. today, MDOC said in a release this morning.