Lamar County Searching for Escaped Inmate


LAMAR COUNTY, Miss.- An inmate on the loose. Lamar County Sheriff’s Department is asking for your help to find an inmate that walked off a work detail Tuesday morning around 10 a.m.

Matthew Wayne Thompson stole a county vehicle, a white Ford, 15 passenger van with Lamar County written on the side and it’s pulling a 12 foot black trailer.

Thompson was sentenced to the Lamar County work program yesterday for committing a non violent crime, which was receiving stolen property.

Lamar County Sheriff Danny Rigel told WLOX, he was wearing an orange shirt with inmate worker on the back and blue jeans.

If anyone has seen him, contact police at 601-794-1005.

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