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Escaped Inmate Caught


Staff reports
UPDATE: Alcorn County Sheriff Ben Caldwell said an inmate who escaped Friday night was captured Saturday morning.
Prior story:
An escaped Alcorn County inmate was still being sought Saturday morning, Sheriff Ben Caldwell said.
Jonathan Blankenship fled authorities Friday at about 10 p.m. while he was being transported to Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth.
Blankenship was last seen near the hospital in an orange jumpsuit, the sheriff added.
Anyone who comes into contact with Blankenship is asked to please call 911.
Blankenship was being held in the county jail awaiting transport to the Mississippi Department of Corrections on a probation violation, the sheriff said.

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