Inmate escapes Hinds County through faulty door

James M. Hopkins

By Monica Land

RAYMOND – Authorities are still looking for an inmate that escaped from a Hinds County Detention Center late Monday evening. James M. Hopkins was discovered missing about 10 p.m. Monday, June 4 from the Raymond facility.

Officials at the Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) said Hopkins is serving a 20-year sentence for a prior escape charge as well as grand larceny and possession with the intent to manufacture.

Captain Joseph Daughtry of the Hinds County Sheriff’s Department told WLBT that Hopkins escaped through a broken door at the jail. Daughtry said the facility has had an ongoing problem with broken locks and the matter has been taken before the Hinds County Board of Supervisors.

Hopkins, 34, is described as a white male with blue eyes, brown hair and he weighs 165 pounds. He has multiple tattoos including a “heart with wings” on his left side.

Anyone with information as Hopkins’ whereabouts can contact the Hinds County Sheriff’s Department.

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