Reward offered for Parchman inmate still at large


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.

Williams, 27, along with David May, 42, were confirmed missing from the grounds of Parchman on Saturday morning.

The Mississippi Department of Corrections announced the two were being sought around 4:40 a.m. on Saturday.

At least one of the escapees, May, discarded his prison-issued clothing in Shelby on Friday and stole a 2011 GMC truck. He was taken into custody early Sunday morning, along with the truck, but Williams was not with him.

It has not been confirmed whether they escaped together or were together when the truck was stolen.

Only one set of clothes was found at the Shelby farm headquarters where the truck had been taken.

Bolivar County Sheriff Kelvin Williams told The E-T on Saturday that at least one of the individuals had made his way into a church on Parchman Road in Shelby that day.

Williams is serving 40 years for residential burglary and aggravated assault in Marshall County, according to MDOC.

He is a black male, with a medium build with brown eyes and black hair.

Williams is 6 feet 2 inches tall, weighing 175 pounds with a light brown complexion.

Anyone with information  that could help in this case, can call Crime Stoppers at 601-355-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online through the Web Tip link on the home page of the Central MS Crime Stoppers website, or use a mobile device or computer to submit a tip by going to

Click the link below for The E-T's comprehensive coverage of the Parchman deaths, escapes


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