September 19, 2021

Search for 2 of 4 escaped Pearl River County inmates continues

Therese Apel

Pearl River County deputies are looking for two inmates who are still on the run after a jailbreak Sunday morning.

Official say in four county inmates — Rodney Wayne “Hot Rod” Smith, Jonathan Theo Culpepper, David Charles Smith, and Wilmer Jose Pavon-Hercules — escaped from the Lenoir-Rowell Criminal Justice Center.

David Smith and Pavon-Hercules have been captured, and a search for Rodney Smith and Jonathan Culpepper continues.

If anyone has any information they believe could help this investigation, please call the Pearl River County Central Dispatch at 601-749-5482.

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