Inmate escapes at dad's wake near Picayune - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Inmate escapes at dad's wake near Picayune

Johnny Hall, Jr (Photo source: MS Dept. of Corrections) Johnny Hall, Jr (Photo source: MS Dept. of Corrections)
PICAYUNE, MS (WLOX) -

The search is on for an inmate who escaped near Picayune Friday afternoon. Johnny Hall, Jr was being escorted from his father's wake when he got away. Authorities say he's serving a 17 year sentence for three Pearl River County burglary convictions.

Hall is 6'3" tall, weighs 175 pounds, and was last seen wearing a yellow jumpsuit. Authorities believe he got away in a black vehicle.

If you have any information about Hall's whereabouts, please call your local police or sheriff's department, or Crimestoppers at 1-877-787-5898.

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