COVINGTON COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - 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.