Reward offered for information regarding missing inmates

A press release states there is a high probability these escapees may have already crossed into boarding states.

Posted: Jul 8, 2019 10:14 AM

JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - The search continues for three inmates who escaped from separate correctional facilities in Mississippi.

A press release states there is a high probability these escapees may have already crossed into boarding states.

Local, state and federal agencies are involved in the search, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

They have offered a $10,000 reward, along with Mississippi Crime Stoppers offering a $25,000 reward, regarding information leading to the capture of the subjects.

Benny Ray Blansett, 59, was discovered missing at 3:17 a.m. after an early-morning inmate count at the Mississippi State Penitentiary in Sunflower County.

UPDATE - Benny Ray Blansett was captured the night of July 6.

Jonathan Blankenship, 31, and Christopher Benson High, 28, were discovered missing at 7:00 a.m. from the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility in Pearl.

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