Forrest County escapee captured

Forrest Co. (WDAM)- An escapee from the Forrest county community work center has been captured in North Mississippi.

39 year old Paul Pettis was apprehended by sheriffs deputies in Panola county Wednesday afternoon. Pettis escaped the work center august 23rd, where he was serving a five year sentence from Lafayette county. Authorities are also checking to see if he may have been involved in the burglary of the Hattiesburg police department since his escape coincided with the arrest of nine people including other inmates.