Man convicted of two Coast murders escapes prison a second time

A manhunt is under way in Rankin County for escaped state inmate Michael Floyd Wilson.

Wilson, 51, escaped the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility on Sunday, the Mississippi Department of Corrections posted on its Facebook page.

The Rankin County Sheriff’s Office is assisting the MDOC in searching for Wilson. Roadblocks were set up at Monterey Road, the Outpost, and railroad tracks near the prison off Mississippi Highway 468 West near Pearl.

It is the second time Wilson has escaped state custody.

Wilson is serving life on a total of eight sentences, including two burglary convictions and for being in possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He was convicted in both Jackson and Harrison counties.

Wilson previously escaped the South Mississippi Correctional Facility in Leakesville in Greene County in July 2018 and was recaptured slightly more than two days later in St. Martin. He was serving life then for murder in Harrison County.

A Greene County newspaper publisher gave Wilson a ride after his 2018 escape. Facebook was abuzz with sightings as authorities searched for the man convicted of murder in the 2014 beating deaths of Carmen Dale Edwards in Biloxi and Kenneth Gibson in Gulfport.

If you see Wilson or know of his whereabouts, contact the MDOC at 662-745-6611 or your nearest law enforcement agency.

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