1 escaped Mississippi inmate is captured, 2 still sought
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An inmate has been captured after escaping from the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman. A search continues for two others who escaped from Central Mississippi Correctional Facility.
The Mississippi Department of Corrections says 59-year-old Benny Ray Blansett was caught late Saturday at a checkpoint in Sunflower County — the same county where Parchman is located. He escaped Friday.
Blansett is serving life for six sentences for convictions including aggravated assault on a police officer.
Blankenship was serving five years for conspiracy and aggravated assault on a police officer in Alcorn County. High was serving 12 years for burglary in Carroll County.