Man convicted in 2 killings escapes from Mississippi prison

Published 9:03 am Friday, July 6, 2018

LEAKESVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Authorities say a convicted killer has escaped from prison in Mississippi.

The state Department of Corrections says in a news release that 47-year-old Michael F. Wilson was found to be missing Thursday afternoon from South Mississippi Correctional Institution.

The prison in Leakesville was put on lockdown, and a search was underway.

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Wilson, nicknamed “Pretty Boy Floyd,” was sentenced to two life sentences in September 2015 for killing two people in coastal Harrison County a year earlier.

Wilson is 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighs 160 pounds  and has hazel eyes.
The Department of Corrections says Wilson is not believed to be armed, but should be considered dangerous.