JEFFERSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - Officials say a man serving time for Grand Larceny and Burglary convictions in George County walked away from his prison work detail Thursday afternoon.
Mitchell Stringfellow, 20, was captured about five hours later in a wooded area off Highway 61. He was less than two miles away from the work detail.
Stringfellow is an inmate at the Jefferson County Community Work Center. According to the Mississippi Department of Corrections, he left the Jefferson County Bus Barn in Fayette around 1pm, leaving behind his state-issued green and white striped pants, along with a white MDOC shirt.
Stringfellow is serving a three year sentence for convictions on three counts of Grand Larceny and four counts of Burglary. He now faces an additional five years behind bars, if convicted of escape.