Man indicted for murder escapes from Neshoba Co. Courthouse

PHILADELPHIA, Miss. (WTOK) - The Neshoba County Sheriff’s Department is actively searching for an escaped fugitive, who was indicted for murder.

Edward Bragg Jr. (Photo source: Neshoba Co. Sheriff's Dept.)

Neshoba County Sheriff Tommy Waddell said that Edward Bragg, Jr. jumped from a second floor window of the Neshoba County Courthouse after being indicted for murder by a grand jury.

"About 40 people were in the indictment room, there is a bathroom adjacent to the room. Bragg went to the restroom, when officers went to check on him they discovered he had jumped out the window of the south side of the courthouse," said Sheriff Waddell.

A true bill was returned for Bragg Friday morning in the death of 34-year-old Jamie Yarbrough, whose body was found in a ditch on Road 212 in the Dixon community in October 2016. The crimes origin led back to an apartment on Myrtle Street in Philadelphia, where evidence was collected by Mississippi Crime Lab.

Law enforcement is searching the area for the suspect.

Anyone with information about Bragg's whereabouts should contact the Neshoba County Sheriff’s Department at 601-656-1414.