The Mississippi Department of Corrections is seeking three escapees whom authorities said should be considered dangerous.
Inmates Jonathan Blankenship and Christopher Benson High were discovered missing from the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility in Rankin County during the morning count last Friday.
Blankenship, 31, was convicted of aggravated assault on a police officer and conspiracy to commit a crime in Alcorn County. He is serving a five-year sentence. Blankenship uses the alias Hustle and has tattoos on his face and neck.
High, 28, was convicted of burglary-larceny of an unoccupied dwelling in Carroll County. He is serving a 12-year sentence. High has tattoos on his chest and arms.
Blansett, 59, was discovered missing from Unit 30 at the Mississippi State Penitentiary in Parchman Friday morning at 3:17 during a count. He is serving a life sentence for two uttering forgery convictions, two jail escapes, aggravated assault on a police officer, and burglary. Blansett has convictions in Marion and Sunflower County.
If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of the above escapees, please call the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation at 601-987-1530 or MDOC at 662-745-6611 or Crime Stoppers at 601-355-8477.