A brazen though ultimately unsuccessful Adams County jailbreak on the evening of March 16 began after a toilet was removed from its steel frame for repairs in a common area.
Preston Sewell Carr (Source: ACSO)
Jacob Collin Simmons (Source: ACSO)
Verenzo Cartrell Green (Source: ACSO)
Khadijah Isiah Mosby (Source: ACSO)
ADAMS COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -
Four Adams County Jail inmates face more charges after damaging a jail cell window during an attempted jailbreak, according to officials.
A brazen though ultimately unsuccessful Adams County jailbreak on the evening of March 16 began after a toilet was removed from its steel frame for repairs in a common area. According to a press release on the Adams County Sheriff's Office website, inmates pried a steel rod from the toilet frame and hid it for use in the attempted jailbreak.
According to Sheriff Mayfield, the steel rod was covered with a cell blanket to muffle noise and was then used to hammer out the steel mesh window covering over a shower window. The inmates then lit toilet paper to heat the 1-1/2 inch think plexi-glass window making it brittle and easier to break. Another inmate fanned smoke to the back of the cell block and acted as the lookout.
ACSO jailers manning a control room downstairs heard the hammering noise upstairs and investigated outside the building to identify from which window the noise was being made. Two other deputies in the parking lot saw shards of plexi-glass beneath the shower window. They all then investigated that area upstairs and discovered the damaged property.
Interrogation by ACSO investigators with other inmates revealed that inmate Verenzo Cartrell Green who was sentenced by Judge Al Johnson to serve 45 years in the state penitentiary on convictions of trafficking stolen firearms and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, led the escape attempt and had planned to use the steel rod as a weapon to storm the jailers during mealtime. A recorded phone call between Green and an outside female further revealed that the learning of his stepbrother's death compelled Green to move on the more immediate plan involving the window.
Interrogation also revealed that other inmates informed Green how to utilize the steel rod to break the window.
Besides Green, other inmates charged with attempted escape and destroying public property are Khadijah Isiah Mosby who is being held pending trial for carrying a concealed weapon and probation violation, Jacob Collin Simmons who is being held pending trial on two burglary charges, and Preston Sewell Carr who is being held for contempt of court acted as lookout and is being charged with aiding the escape of felons.
This is Green's sixteenth arrest in Adams County since 2001. The on-going investigation may lead to other arrests of co-conspirators.