Escaped inmate taken into custody

Escaped inmate taken into custody
Dillon Williams (Source: MS Dept. of Corrections)

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - An escaped inmate was taken into custody Monday.

Dillon Williams, 27, was on the run after escaping Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman on Friday.

Mississippi Crime Stoppers and U.S. Marshals announced a $5,000 reward for Williams’ capture earlier in the day Monday.

Williams was captured in a wooded area in Fayette County, Tennessee.

A second inmate, David May, was captured over the weekend.

Williams was convicted in Marshall County for aggravated assault and residential burglary.

Their escape comes after a week of violence and unrest across Mississippi prisons.

Five inmates have been killed in state prisons since Sunday, three of the deaths occurring at Parchman.

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