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Escaped inmate captured in State Line

Dexter Patrick. Photo source MDOC Dexter Patrick. Photo source MDOC
WAYNE COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

An escaped MDOC inmate was captured in State Line Friday morning.

The Greene and Wayne County Sheriff's Offices, the Mississippi Highway Patrol and the Mississippi Department of Corrections searched into the night for 46-year-old Dexter Patrick, who escaped from a work detail Thursday from the South Mississippi Correctional Institute in Leaksville. He stole a county garbage truck from the detail and later crashed it on Battles Road in Wayne County, where he then fled on foot. 

Patrick broke in to a nearby camp and changed clothes and was later spotted at another home in the area. 

Patrick is serving a 52 year sentence for six counts of armed robbery and one count of vehicle theft from Hinds, Copiah, Rankin and Madison Counties.

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