Two charged in aiding Clay County fugitives

September 28, 2013 10:18:36 PM



WEST POINT -- Two people have been arrested on charges on helping inmates escape from the Clay County jail. 


The Clay County Sheriff's Department says in a news release that 20-year-old Dyandra Gill and 44-year-old Gary Parker, both of West Point, have each been charged two counts of harboring and concealing-escape. 


Gill and Parker are accused of aiding Austin Parker and Jonathon C. O'Brian, who escaped from the Clay County Detention Center on Thursday when they removed a light fixture and exited their cell through the ceiling. 


Parker and O'Brian were captured the same day in Chickasaw County and face more charges. 


Gill is out on $2,000 bond, while Parker remains in jail with a bond set at $11,184. Parker also had two contempt of court warrants.