Sheriff: Inmate steals truck, escapes jail overnight

Sheriff: Inmate steals truck, escapes jail overnight

GEORGE COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - An inmate escaped the George County Regional Correctional Facility Saturday night and is still on the run.

According to a Facebook post by the George County Sheriff's Office, Eugene Lavon Robinson, 38, stole a private vehicle then drove out of the facility. The truck is a champagne-colored 2000 GMC Sonoma with an extended cab.  It has a Greene County license plate. Robinson was last seen wearing his black and white striped prison uniform.

The inmate reportedly overpowered a guard, got his keys and stole the guard's personal vehicle, according to Sheriff Havard.

Officials say Robinson had been on trustee status and help a job through MDOC. By holding that position, authorities say he had access to outside the facility's gates.

Reports show he was currently serving a 30 year sentence for armed robbery.

If you have any information on Robinson's whereabouts or have seen the stolen truck, call George County Sheriff's Office Communications Center at 601-947-9156 or MS Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-877-787-5898.

Officials urge you to not try to apprehend Robinson as he is considered dangerous.

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