Thursday, June 24, 2021

Jail Escapee Seen in Lafayette County; Considered Armed and Dangerous

UPDATE: The suspect, Kevin Coleman, was not located in Lafayette County. The sheriff’s department said it did not believe that Coleman is still in Lafayette County but that the community should stay on guard.


A man who escaped from Quitman County Jail on May 9 has been seen in Lafayette County, according to the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department.

Keith Coleman Jr., 26, was last seen in the area of Highway 30 and Campground Road.

Keith Coleman Jr., 26, was last seen in the area of Highway 30 and Campground Road. He is most likely on foot.

The Sheriff’s Department has parts of the roads blocked off and traffic is heavy in the area.

Coleman is considered armed and dangerous.

He is described as a Black male, 5-feet, 10-inches tall and 140 pounds. He was wearing one red Puma shoe.

He ran away from the jail on May 9 and has eluded law enforcement since. He was believed to have been in Panola County. He was in jail originally on drug charges but bonded out. He was arrested again for aggravated assault, according to local news reports.

Anyone with information on Coleman’s whereabouts should call the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department at 662-234-6421.

This is a developing story. Hotty Toddy News will post updates as they become available.


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