Saturday, July 6, 2019

Reward Offered for Fugitives

MDOC issued the following statement.


Rewards up to $12,500 are now being offered for three escaped inmates as the Mississippi Department of Corrections continues aggressively searching with the help of local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies.

The FBI is offering $10,000 and the Mississippi Crime Stoppers is offering up to $2,500 for the capture of inmates Benny Ray Blansett, Jonathan Blankenship, and Christopher Benson High.

“We have been able to intensify and expand our search with the help of fellow law enforcement agencies and hope that the rewards will bring in even more tips that will lead us to the whereabouts of these three fugitives,” Commissioner Pelicia E. Hall said today. “The department appreciates how other law enforcement agencies have joined in this search without hesitation in the interest of public safety.”

Blansett, Blankenship, and High were discovered missing following early morning counts Friday.

Blansett, 59, escaped Unit 30 at the Mississippi State Penitentiary (MSP) at Parchman.

Blankenship, 31, and High, 28, escaped the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility (CMCF) in Pearl. Both men are considered armed and dangerous.

Commissioner Hall urges the public to call law enforcement.

“We need as many eyes and ears as we can get to find these fugitives,” she said. “We are pursuing all leads and are working around the clock. No matter how minor you may think your information is, we urge you to share it with us. We know that with all of us working together we will find these three men.”

If you see Blansett, Blankenship and High, call the MDOC at 662-745-6611, ext. 4200, Crime Stoppers at 601-355-TIPS (8477), the MBI at 601-987-1530, or your nearest law enforcement agency.

Tips can be submitted to Crime Stoppers online through the Web Tip link on the home page of the Central MS Crime Stoppers or go to www.P3tips.com<http://www.p3tips.com/><http://www.P3tips.com

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love the phrase 'discovered missing'.

Anonymous said...

This escape is a total lack of respect for the rules and regulations set forth in the inmate handbook (sarcasm). What in hell are the freaking guards doing?

There is cat on the line somewhere at MDOC.

With all the layers of security at said prisons, how in the f- - k can this shigity happen!

Anonymous said...

“If you see Blansett, Blankenship and High, call the MDOC at 662-745-6611”.....shouldn’t we call if we only see one of them?

Anonymous said...

Blankenship should be easy to spot with those tattoos all over his face. Why do people do that?! Ick. Nasty.

Anonymous said...

I wish they would catch these guys. My family sealed ourselves in our panic room. Now that we are inside I've discovered that the family has been raiding the TP stockpile instead of buying more for the house. Here we all are surviving on MREs and having to ration two rolls of TP.

Car 54 We Found You said...

Almost humorous watching this woman pretending to be top prison law enforcement and policy enforcer in this state. And her thanking professional agencies and law enforcement from around the state (who have decades of law enforcement background and nuts-to-the-ground resumes) for assisting her and her department.

Reminds me of back when then Governor Mabus put Louisa Dixon in charge of Highway Patrol, a woman who wore her ring on the wrong finger and had zero experience in law enforcement.

Or, an even more current reminder...Cinderella Hyde Bryant Smith being put on a plane to DC to represent this state in hard times. It's almost as if 'these positions' are of minimal value but making a statement is important for legacy.

Anonymous said...

@6:23, if you're eating MRE's you won't need TP for a while...

Anonymous said...

It's settled.

I'm getting a neck tat next week.

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