JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - UPDATE: The trustee was taken into custody by Ellisville police just before noon.
Just after 9 a.m. Brandon Joe Yates, an inmate at the Jones County Adult Detention Center, jumped a fence at the Magnolia Center in Laurel where he was working on a detail.
Witnesses saw Yates heading across Don Curt Road. He is believed to have shed his inmate jumpsuit.
Yates was working off fines for a misdemeanor charge of shoplifting, according to the sheriff.
If you have any information on the whereabouts of Yates, please contact the Jones County Sheriff's Department at (601) 425-3147 or call 911.