ACSO still searching for escaped inmate
Published 12:27 am Monday, October 20, 2014
NATCHEZ — Two trusties from the Adams County Jail escaped Sunday and only one was apprehended at the end of the night.
The inmates escaped from custody at approximately 12:05 p.m. Sunday and were searched for by local law enforcement through the streets of downtown Natchez in the area of Union, Commerce and Washington streets.
Dominique Williams, 20, ran from an Adams County jailer while the two were emptying trash in a dumpster in the parking lot behind the jail. Williams was arrested for burglary and probation violation and was made a kitchen trusty a month ago.
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Moments later, Jonquil Jackson, 21, ran from the jailer and crew of trusties who were cutting brushes in the same parking lot. Jackson was arrested on two counts of burglary and receiving stolen property and was made a trusty with the road crew.
An Adams County jailer ran after them and kept them in sight while reporting on his radio.
Both inmates were spotted and reported by citizens in the downtown area and later on the railroad tracks in Duncan Park.
Jackson was apprehended at approximately 1:15 p.m., while Williams remained loose as of press time Sunday night.
Adams County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Courtney Taylor said area residents should take extra precaution in locking their doors and being on the lookout for suspicious behavior, but that Williams has not yet been arrested for any violent crimes.
“Thus far, it’s only been burglary charges, but that’s what they’ve been doing when they’re in and out of jail,” Taylor said. “I think this should serve as an eye opener for people to not have a false sense of safety and to just be aware of their surroundings at all times.”
Williams is described as a six-foot-one, 170-pound black male and was last scene wearing a white T-shirt with grey and white striped pants.
Adams County Sheriff Chuck Mayfield was unavailable for comment Sunday.