HINDS COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) -Three Hinds County inmates are still on the run.
The Hinds County Sheriff’s Department began its search around 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
All three inmates are in their twenties.
They were trustees with the Hinds County Sheriff’s Department.
They were out on Forest Avenue and I-220 picking up trash when they walked away.
“We saw the police and the helicopter flying by.”
Joe Walker is the Assistant Pastor at Tabernacle of Praise Church.
It’s located just minutes away from where Jeremy Jordan, Deundre Pinkston and Gary Chambers escaped from Hinds County Deputies.
Metro One was up within 30 minutes of getting the news of the escape, combing the I-220 area.
“All are under misdemeanor fines, I want to make that clear, not violent offenders,” Hinds County Sheriff Victor Mason said.
Sheriff Mason says he doesn’t think the trustees are dangerous.
“Not saying that we’re nervous because we are confident they will take care of the situation but I’m not saying I’m happy about it either,” Walker said.
Sheriff Mason says Pinkston and Chambers had only 24 days left on their sentence when they decided to make their escape.
“They have a few years with us,” Sheriff Mason said.
“They’re not necessarily bad people but I think they made a bad choice. If I had just 24 days left, I would think I would just serve my time and not go through all this because I’m quite sure this is going to add more time to their sentence,” Walker said.
The three are now facing escape charges.. That could mean years behind bars.
“Give yourself up and take the punishment,” Walker said.
Sheriff Mason says for those who may try to hide the inmates, you could face aiding and abetting charges as well.