Inmate escapes, captured same day

On April 5 at approximately 2:30 p.m., a Simpson County Detention Office transport officer, transported Simpson County inmate Joey Young to the emergency room at Simpson General Hospital.

While at the emergency room Young fled into a wooded area around the hospital.

Simpson County Sheriff’s Office Deputies, K-9 Units and Mendenhall Police Department secured a perimeter around the area that Young fled into.

At approximately 5:32 p.m. on the same date Young was apprehended short distance from the hospital.

He was transported back to Simpson County Adult Detention Center and was charged with felony escape.



Rebekah Stewart and Ray Brinson are pleased to announce their upcoming marriage on May 12, 2018, at Pine Grove Baptist Church in Magee.

A reception will follow in the Fellowship Hall.