Update: Lincoln County inmate back in custody after escaping

**UPDATED at 7:04 AM Monday** Brookhaven, Miss. (WJTV) – Darreyun Pendleton is back in custody after escaping from the Lincoln County jail Sunday morning.

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department thanked the Brookhaven Police Department on Facebook for assisting them in the search.


Brookhaven, Miss. (WJTV) — 23 year old Darreyun J. Pendleton walked away from the Region 8 Crisis Center in Brookhaven around 10:30 am Sunday.

Pendleton was being temporarily housed there for medical treatment. He is an inmate at the Lincoln County Jail. Pendleton faces drug related charges.

Pendleton was last seen in the Brignal community in Brookhaven. He is 5’6″ tall, 135 pounds. He is not considered armed and dangerous.

Pendleton will face new charges.

Anyone having contact with him is asked to please call the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at 601-833-5231 or 911.

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