Search On For Escaped Harrison Co. Inmate

David Beck (photo courtesy MS Dept. of Corrections)
David Beck (photo courtesy MS Dept. of Corrections)

HARRISON COUNTY (WLOX) -- Authorities are searching for an escaped inmate, who made his getaway in a Sand Beach Authority truck.

David Beck left his work detail just before 2pm Friday afternoon. He was last seen in Gulfport near Washington Avenue and Pass Road wearing his state-issued green and white striped pants with a white MDOC shirt.

Officials believe he's driving a white Ford 4x4 pickup truck with a Mississippi government license tag: 30308 MS. The truck, number 16370, has blue "Sand Beach Authority" logos on the sides.

Beck is a 36-year-old white man with blue eyes, brown hair and weighs 185 pounds. He also has a number of tattoos all over his body, and has been know to go by the alias Brian Andrews Matthews.

Beck is serving a 4-year sentence for Lincoln County convictions for Possession of Cocaine and Theft of a Motor Vehicle.

If you've seen David Beck or have any information that could help authorities capture him, call your police or sheriff's department, or the Mississippi Department of Corrections at (662) 745-6611.