Work center inmate on the loose in MS

By The Associated Press

FAYETTE — Mississippi authorities are looking for an inmate from the Jefferson County Community Work Center.

A Department of Corrections news release says 32-year-old Melvin Toney left the facility in Fayette around 6 a.m. Saturday. He was last seen wearing prison-issue green and white striped pants and a white shirt with “MDOC Convict” printed on the back.

Toney was serving a seven-and-a-half year sentence for cocaine possession.

Anyone who spots Toney or has any information on him should contact their local law enforcement agency or the Mississippi Department of Corrections at 662.745.6611.