3 inmates escape Simpson County jail through roof

Left to Right: Bratcher, Taylor, Williams

SIMPSON COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) — The Simpson County Sheriff’s Department is looking for three inmates who escaped the jail.

According to Simpson County officials, they are looking for 26-year-old Russell Williams, 26-year-old Shawn Bratcher, and 43-year-old Johnny Lee Taylor.

Sheriff Donald O’Cain said the inmates escaped through the roof. They believe that the escapees are still together.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol and a SWAT Team are in route to Simpson Couty to assist with the search.

Sheriff O’Cain said Williams and Taylor escaped once before. The three men are serving time on either drug or theft related charges.

WJTV has a crew headed to Simpson County. We will update this story as soon as more details become available.





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