UPDATE: Video and images from pursuit of escaped inmate

Published 9:36 am Wednesday, July 19, 2023

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The Adams County Sheriff’s Office continues to search for escaped inmate Omari Jaiquan Smith.

Smith, 20, was being held temporarily in the jail’s visitation room when he kicked out a window and escaped at about 5:20 a.m., said Sheriff Travis Patten.

At mid-morning, squad cars from the ACSO and the Natchez Police Department were chasing a vehicle suspected of being connected to Smith’s escape.

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Below are pictures from the pursuit that ended with a crash on Col. Pitchford Parkway near Copiah-Lincoln Community College.

One person was apprehended at the scene. More information will be posted as it becomes available.