Search for State inmate ends in Laurel

LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - The search for a convicted murderer has ended in Laurel.

Officials said they found Mark Kee Brown in a vacant apartment at Lone Oaks Apartments in Laurel without incident at around 12:19 p.m. They made the arrests based on tips from an informant, officials said.

Officials also arrested Jemesa Empting who will be charged with aiding and abetting the escape of a felon.

Officials said Brown escaped Sunday night from the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility at Pearl. Brown is serving a life sentence from Harrison County for capitol murder. He faces five additional years for escape.

Brown is currently being treated at South Regional Medical Center for injuries he sustained during his escape.

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