‘It was admitted’: DeSoto employee deletes evidence of inmate escape, DA says

By , Daily Memphian Updated: June 20, 2024 5:04 PM CT | Published: June 20, 2024 2:24 PM CT

“It did not take long for us to uncover a conspiracy to cover up and suppress certain evidence regarding the escape of Joshua Zimmerman,” DeSoto County District Attorney Matthew Barton said during a press conference Thursday, June 20. 

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Rob Moore

Rob Moore

Rob Moore covers North Mississippi for The Daily Memphian. He holds a B.A. and an M.A. in English from The University of Memphis.

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