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.
According to Bolivar County Sheriff Kelvin Williams, the photos were taken around 5 p.m. on Friday evening, one showing deputies holding up a piece of clothing Williams described to The E-T as a t-shirt and the other a jacket with Mississippi Department of Corrections on it.
Williams said the clothing was found near Shelby, where a 2011 GMC truck was also reported stolen.
There was only one set of clothes found at the scene, Williams said, which led the department to believe they were dealing with one escaped inmate.
Just before 5 a.m. Saturday morning, MDOC confirmed that two inmates were indeed missing from Parchman, Dillion Williams, 27 and.David May, 42 (Pictured Above).
MDOC’s release said the two were discovered missing at 1:45 a.m. on Saturday morning.
A game cam photo (Pictured Above), which appears to show one inmate from the neck down was taken at a property near Parchman on Friday morning, with a time stamp of 11:45 a.m.
Williams said it appears at least one of the inmates was seen behind a church on Parchman Road in Shelby on Friday, and it is likely one or both of the escapees was inside that church at some point.
Sunflower County Sheriff James Haywood told The E-T on Friday night at around 9 p.m. that a headcount was underway at Parchman and at the time, it was assumed there was an inmate missing.
Williams said his department is currently not involved in the search for the individuals.
Anyone with information about May and Williams or know of their whereabouts should contact the MDOC at 662-745-6611 or the nearest law enforcement agency.
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