A Clay County jail inmate managed to breach two fences and escape Friday.
Clay County Sheriff”s Office Chief Deputy Eddie Scott said Amonty Young, 24, managed to cut a small section of spiral razor-wire fence surrounding the interior section of the jail”s prisoner yard and squirm through before climbing over a gate and another strip of barbed wire around the exterior fence shortly before 3 p.m. Friday.
Young, who has evaded authorities in the past, was being held on a bench warrant for charges of escape, felony fleeing and uttering forgery. He was awaiting the next session of circuit court and had been in custody several months.
Scott said Saturday that Young is likely still in the West Point or the Golden Triangle area.
Anyone with information about Young”s whereabouts should contact the Clay County Sheriff”s Department at 662-494-2896 or Golden Triangle Crime Stoppers at 1-800-530-7151.
Jason Browne was previously a reporter for The Dispatch.
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