State inmate with Alcorn County ties escapes custody

Abraham Anderson | Source: MDOC

MDOC is seeking the whereabouts of Abraham Anderson and James Henderson.

Posted: Dec 11, 2019 10:01 AM

JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - A convict with north Mississippi ties escaped with another man from state custody.

According to the Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC), Abraham Anderson and James Henderson escaped from a halfway house. MDOC did not provide information about the location of their escape.


James Henderson | Source: MDOC

MDOC posted information of their escape early Tuesday night.

Anderson, 39, was convicted of possession of methamphetamine in Alcorn County.

He received one year to serve followed by two years' probation. He was sentenced on April 17. Anderson was initially released on house arrest on April 25 but was returned in June.

Henderson, 64, received eight years for aggravated assault in Washington County. He was sentenced on Dec. 9, 2015. He was released in August on earned-released supervision.

Anyone with information about these two men can contact MDOC at 662-745-6611 or a local law enforcement agency.

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