Search for escaped inmate continues in Vernon

Kimlynn Patton; photo courtesy of Jennings County Sheriff’s Dept.

Jennings County Dispatch is looking for an escaped inmate. Authorities say that 41-year-old Kimlynn Patton was able to remove his restraints and escape the Jennings County Courthouse in Vernon.

Patton is a white male standing 5’9″ tall and weighing 160 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes and was wearing a black and white jail outfit.

Authorities say Patton could be dangerous. If you are in the Vernon area and see anything suspicious, call 911. If you live in Vernon and a stranger knocks on your door, dispatch urges you to not open the door. Call 911 first.

We’ll have more details as they become available.