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Covington Co. authorities searching for MDOC inmate

Eric Dale/Photo credit: MDOC Eric Dale/Photo credit: MDOC

The search is on for a inmate who escaped work detail in Covington County.

Authorities say 31-year-old Eric Dale Hicks walked away from the Beat Barn while working on a program with the Mississippi Department of Corrections in Covington Co. 

Hicks is housed at a satellite facility in Magee in Simpson County. 

Hicks was arrested for a probation violation.

Officials said they alerted residents in the area and searched vacant homes.

If you have any information, call the Covington County Sheriff’s Department at 601-765-8281.

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