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Escaped Parchman prisoner has Lafayette County ties

The Mississippi Department of Corrections is seeking two inmates who have escaped the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman.

James R. Sanders and Ryan Young are both considered armed and dangerous. They are believed to have escaped Unit 30 between late Sunday night and early Monday morning. They were discovered missing during the routine count.

Sanders, 41, is serving life for homicide/murder. He was sentenced July 19, 2000, in Lafayette County for killing Charles Kenneth Maness during an armed robbery in 1999. He is a white male with blue eyes, standing at 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighing 170 pounds.

Young, 22, is serving 40 years for burglary of a vehicle, burglary of a residence, grand larceny, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in Claiborne County. He is a black male with brown eyes, standing at 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighing 193 pounds.

If you see the two men, please contact your local authority immediately or MDOC at 662-745-6611, ext. 4200.