LAMAR CO., Miss. – Lamar County Deputies are in search of an inmate who escaped from work detail this morning.
Matthew Wayne Thompson stole a Ford 15-passenger van with Lamar Co. on the side, around 10 a.m.
According to Lamar County Sheriff Danny Rigel, the van had a trailer, but it was later found on Highway 589 between Bellevue and Sumrall.
Thompson was around the Bellevue area near Highway 98 when he escaped from work detail.
Sheriff Rigel says Thompson was last seen wearing an orange shirt, with inmate worker on the back, and blue jeans.
If you see Thompson, or have any information about him, call 601.794.1005.