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Search underway for south Mississippi escapee

Michael Floy Wilson | Photo: MDOC

The search is underway for an inmate who managed to escape from the South Mississippi Correctional Institution in Leakesville.

Posted: Jul 5, 2018 3:16 PM
Updated: Jul 6, 2018 11:07 AM

JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - The search is underway for an inmate who managed to escape from the South Mississippi Correctional Institution in Leakesville.  

The Mississippi Department of Corrections identifies the escapee as Michael Floyd Wilson, 47. 

He escaped Thursday afternoon. He was discovered missing sometime near 12:48 p.m. 

Wilson is serving a life sentence from Harrison County for murder. 

He stands 5'11" and weighs 160 pounds with hazel-colored eyes. 

He should be considered dangerous. 

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is urged to contact MDOC at 662-745-6611 or a local law enforcement agency. 

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