MDOC searching for missing inmate

MDOC searching for missing inmate

JACKSON, MS (WDAM) - This is a news release from MDOC

MDOC authorities are searching for an escaped inmate.

Jeferry McWhorter, a 20-year-old white male was last seen wearing MDOC state-issued green and white striped pants, and a white MDOC shirt with "MDOC Convict" printed on the back.

McWhorter was discovered missing at approximately 4:25 p.m. from the Wilkinson County Community Work Center in Woodville Thursday afternoon.

An investigation of how he left the facility is under way.

McWhorter is serving a two-year sentence for conviction of burglary from Marion County.

Anyone with any information or sightings of McWhorter should contact local law enforcement, or Mississippi Department of Corrections at 662.745.6611.