The Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department says an inmate at the county's detention facility was found with a handgun.
Authorities say Anthony Duane Talley, Jr. of Meridian was being housed for contempt of court for the city of Meridian, felon in possession of a firearm, and fleeing and eluding a motor vehicle.
Talley was placed in the jail on June 14th. Investigators say a staff member heard a disturbance, which led to the discovery. Authorities say it is possible the handgun made its way into the jail through a broken window.