Escaped Pearl River County Inmate Back Behind Bars

The search is over for a Pearl River County inmate who escaped in a sheriff's patrol car on Tuesday night.

Deputies staked out a house on Union School Road in Picayune after receiving tips that 29-year-old Kenneth Patterson may be there. Patterson showed up, and was arrested without incident.

Patterson is serving time for probation violations on a third DUI offense. He now faces additional charges of simple escape for leaving a work detail, and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle for taking off in the patrol car, and wrecking it.