WINSTON COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - The Winston County Sheriff's Department needs the public's help to search for Ricky Cole, 21, who is wanted on a charge of statutory rape.
Authorities say Cole has avoided capture for several months and is believed to be in Winston County in the Noxapater area.
He is also known to hang out in Philadelphia, Meridian and on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
The sheriff's department says it received a report about 3:00 a.m. on Thursday that Cole was at a residence at 31 Gunn Street in Noxapater, but managed to escape capture.
Authorities say two women, Stormy Burnham, 37, and Heather Hunt, 38, both of Noxapater, were arrested and charged with aiding and abetting in connection with the case.
Bond was set for both women at $2,000.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Winston County Sheriff's Department at 1-(662) 773-5881 or 1-(662) 773-9999.