Inmates got to Tennessee before capture


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. 

Dillon Williams, 27, was captured on Monday near Rossville, Tenn., a few miles east of Collierville in a wooded area, according to a release from the Mississippi Department of Corrections. 

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

MDOC indicated the two were not found far from the same location. 

A 2011 GMC truck was stolen in Shelby in Bolivar County on Friday and was apparently used to get the men as far as they got. The truck was recovered with May on Sunday. 

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

Federal, state, county, and local authorities in Mississippi and Tennessee coordinated efforts to capture May and Williams.

How the men escaped and ended up more than 100 miles away is part of an ongoing investigation, the release said. 

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Inmates got all the way to Tennessee before capture