Man convicted of murder escapes jail in north Mississippi

Published 12:12 pm Thursday, August 23, 2018

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Authorities are searching for an inmate who escaped from a jail in northwestern Mississippi.

The Mississippi Department of Corrections says in a news release that James Johnson III was discovered missing Thursday morning from the Coahoma County Jail.

The release says the 21-year-old Johnson is considered dangerous. He was convicted of murder in Quitman County and was sentenced to life in prison in September 2016.

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Johnson has several tattoos, including the word “Angela” on his left wrist. He is 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs 190 pounds.

People with information about Johnson’s location can contact the Department of Corrections at 662-745-6611, Crime Stoppers at 601-355-8477 or 1-866-481-8477 or the nearest law enforcement agency.