Mississippi man escapes MDOC facilty

The MDOC is asking for the public to help locate a parolee who escaped a transitional facilty earlier today


From the MDOC:


Parolee Escapes Madison Transitional Center

The Mississippi Department of Corrections is seeking a parolee who fled the Madison County Transitional Center today.

James Wesley Lee, 39, was last seen about 11:15 a.m. wearing a white T-shirt and navy khaki pants with blue and gray tennis shoes. 

Lee, #L7022, was convicted in September 2014 of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute in Rankin County. He received a 20-year sentence with 15 years to serve and five years probation.

Lee was paroled in July 2017. After violating terms of his release, he was sentenced to the technical violation center at the Delta Correctional Facility and released on Oct. 12 to the Madison County Transitional Center.

Contact MDOC at 662-745-6611 if you see Lee or know of his whereabouts.

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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