JDC prisoner escapes from trash detail

Published 12:34 pm Friday, April 1, 2022

Jefferson Davis County Sheriff’s Deputies are searching for an escaped prisoner, Robert Kyle Hatley, 24, of Collins, who was picked Wednesday while on trash duty.  Carvis White, road supervisor for the Jefferson Davis County Sheriff’s Department, and Hatley were on East St. Stephens Road just outside of Prentiss when he was picked up and fled the area. White and Hatley were picking up trash when White went back to retrieve the truck to load the trash in. According to White, that is when Hatley was picked up in a white vehicle. Authorities believe Hatley’s girlfriend, Rachel Johnson, who owns a 2016 white Nissan Juke, picked him up and they are together. Hartley had requested trash duty to work off old fines he owed the county from previous arrest.

Hatley was arrested March 19 by JDC deputies after he was indicted for grand larceny in connection with a catalytic convertor theft on Black Polk Road. He was indicted in Lincoln County and Franklin County prior to his arrest in JDC. He is also wanted for felony crimes in Lawrence and Covington County.

A BOLO has been issued for Hatley and Johnson, whose drivers license lists a Seminary address. Officers have also known her to use a Sontag address.

An active warrant has been issued for Hatley for felony escape from a law enforcement official and Johnson for aiding and abetting.  A BOLO has also been issued for the couple.

If have any information on Hatley or Johnson, please contact the Jefferson Davis County Sheriff’s Officeat 601-792-5169.