MDOC searching for escaped convicted murderer

A convicted murderer has escaped from MDOC custody.

Via press release, the MDOC released the following statement:

MDOC searching for escaped inmate

JACKSON – The Mississippi Department of Corrections is searching for inmate Michael Floyd Wilson.

Wilson escaped the South Mississippi Correctional Institution (SMCI) in Leakesville Thursday afternoon.

Wilson, MDOC #29893, was discovered missing at 12:48 p.m. The institution has been placed on lockdown.

Wilson, 47, is serving a life sentence from Harrison County for murder. He was sentenced Sept. 2, 2015.

Wilson stands at 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs 160 pounds and has hazel color eyes.

Officials do not have reason to believe Wilson is armed, but he should be considered dangerous.

If you see Wilson or know of his whereabouts, contact the MDOC at (662)745-6611, Crime Stoppers at (601)355-8477 or your nearest law enforcement office.

Jon Ross Myers

Jon Ross Myers is the executive editor and publisher of the Mississippi News Network, Mississippi's largest digital only media company. He can be reached at editor@tippahnews.com

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