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County searching for two jail escapees
by L.A. Story
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IUKA — The Tishomingo County Sheriff’s Department is searching for two escaped inmates driving a stolen pickup truck.

According to a report from the TCSD, two Mississippi Department of Corrections inmates escaped at approximately 1 a.m. Wednesday from the Tishomingo County Jail.

The inmates, who have been identified as Jonathan Dakota Hamm, 26, and Issac Lenan Bennett, 23, were spotted by a corrections office while doing a perimeter check outside of the facility.

The report stated the inmates were able to force an outside door open. Once outside, officials believe they scaled the fence and it appeared one of the inmates may have received a cut from the fence.

The escapee’s then ran down the railroad tracks and were able to steal a white, 1995 Ford F-150 pickup truck from an area resident, according to Sheriff John Daugherty.

Daugherty noted the escaped inmates are not considered dangerous, with a background of theft and drugs, and there had never been anything violent in either inmates’ history.

The sheriff confirmed the U.S. Marshals have been contacted for assistance, as well as the Mississippi Highway Patrol and the MDOC, as the escapee’s were on probation with the MDOC.

“We are working leads with family members or anybody they might try to reach out to,” said the sheriff.

Hamm is described by authorities as white, 5’10” and 160 pounds. He does have a beard and mustache.

Bennett is described as black, 5’10” and 170 pounds. He has a mustache.

While the escapee’s are not considered “dangerous,” the TCSD would advise anyone who comes in contact with these escapees to notify their local law enforcement agency or simply dial 911.
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