Authorities Locate Missing Inmate in Scott County

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press
Escaped inmate caught after leaving work program.

Casey Lynn Bates

Jackson, Miss. Mississippi authorities are reporting the capture of an inmate who left a work detail at Canton Public School administrative offices.

The state corrections department says 40-year-old Casey Lynn Bates was captured in woods in Scott County on Saturday, a day after his escape.

Bates was serving a five-year sentence for 4 counts of failure to pay child support from Scott County

According to the press release. Bates will be transported to Central Mississippi Correctional Facility in Pearl. He may receive an additional five year sentence, if convicted of escape.

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