Monday Escape From Parchman Has Police Searching

PARCHMAN, MS (Ben Caxton) — Two inmates have escaped from the state penitentiary at Parchman and are considered armed and dangerous. They have been identified as 41-year-old James R. Sanders and 22-year-old Ryan Young. They are believed to have escaped Unit 30 between late Sunday night and early Monday morning after being discovered missing during a routine inmate count. Sanders is serving life for homicide-murder. He was sentenced in July of 2000 in Lafayette County. He is described as a white male with blue eyes, standing at 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighing 170 pounds. Young is serving 40 years for burglary of a vehicle, burglary of a residence, grand larceny, and possession of firearms by a convicted felon in Claiborne County. He is a black male with brown eyes, standing at 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighing 193 pounds. Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of either Sanders or Young should contact the Mississippi Department of Corrections at 662-745-6611 extension 4200.


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