Escaped felon captured, six others arrested in Jackson County


We have an update on the captured inmate that escaped police custody yesterday morning. Six additional people have been arrested for helping in the escape.

Sheriff Mike Ezell confirmed prisoner Marshall Williams was captured last night at his father’s camper off Jim Ramsey Road in Vancleave. Williams escaped Ocean Springs Hospital after his arrest on four felony warrants.

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His father, Gerald Powell, and 53-year-old Tammy Roberts were also arrested at the camper last night.

Four others have since been taken into custody including Williams’ mother Tracey Sonnier and his aunt, Theresa Hickam.

Williams is charged with escape while the six others are charged with accessory after the fact.