Pardoned Mississippi Inmate Found in Wyoming

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood says
investigators have found a convicted killer pardoned by former Gov. Haley Barbour.

Hood made the announcement Monday at a news conference in his office.

There was no warrant for Joseph Ozment's arrest, but he was served with a court order that requires him to check in every 24 hours with the Mississippi Department of Corrections and to appear in court Friday.

Hood says Ozment was in Wyoming with his girlfriend. Hood says tips led investigators to him.

Ozment was among 198 people pardoned by Barbour in his final days in office.


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  • by Ricky Location: Collinsville on Jan 30, 2012 at 04:44 PM
    Gov. Barber did a fair job when is was in office, but this has made Mississippi the laughing stock of the nation.. A new meaning to LET'S GO WALKING MISSISSIPPI!!!
  • by veteran Location: lauderdale county on Jan 30, 2012 at 03:44 PM
    i understand he is under NO obligation to return to mississippi if he wants to. i say let him do what he thinks is right. lets also make it a law that any pardoned convict that commits a crime the the govenor who pardoned him is sentenced to the same time as the former convict. i understand every outgoing govenor makes these pardons, but they are not so "in your face" about they way they do it as our late govenor has done.
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