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Jefferson County escapee caught in New Orleans

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Melvin Toney (Source: MS Department of Corrections) Melvin Toney (Source: MS Department of Corrections)
JEFFERSON COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The Jefferson County inmate who escaped Saturday was captured Monday evening in New Orleans.

Mississippi Department of Corrections officials reported that 32-year-old Melvin Toney was apprehended around 8 p.m. by Mississippi Corrections Investigators.

Toney left the Jefferson County Community Work Center in Fayette Saturday. He was serving a seven and a half year sentence for possession of cocaine conviction in Marion County.

Toney faces an additional five years if convicted of escape.

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