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Missing inmate found in Ohio days after escape

Garnett Hughes
Garnett Hughes(WTOK)
Published: Sep. 10, 2021 at 12:56 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 10, 2021 at 3:55 PM CDT
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HUMPHREYS CO., Miss. (WLBT) - U.S. Marshals located an inmate who escaped a correctional facility in Mississippi.

Humphreys County Sheriff’s Office says they received the call around 9:30 a.m. Friday that 33-year-old Garnett Hughes had escaped.

Officials say he fled while being escorted by officers to a family member’s funeral in Belzoni.

He was captured Tuesday in Akron, Ohio.

Hughes is serving a life sentence for kidnapping and sexual battery in Alcorn County. He was sentenced in 2014.

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