Wednesday and Thursday are Weather Aware days due to the potential for locally heavy rainfall. Beware of flooded road-ways and never drive around barricades or into water more than six inches deep. High rainfall rates may reduce visibility and also increase the risk of hydroplaning. Turn around, don’t drown! Isolated strong thunderstorms may develop late Wednesday afternoon, but widespread severe weather does not appear to be likely at this time.
ADA, OK - A former Pontotoc County detention officer who admittedly helped two inmates escape from jail is headed to prison.
43-year-old Jerrianna Kindrick pleaded no contest Thursday to an assisting in prisoner escape charge. Kindrick was sentenced to two years in prison and fined almost $900.
Pontotoc County Sheriff John Christian said Kindrick admitted she helped 32-year-old Johnny Brown Jr. and 23-year-old Mark Matthews escape from the county jail last September. The two men were caught a short time later in Oklahoma City.