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MDOC searching for escaped inmate serving life sentence for capital murder

The Department of corrections is searching for an escaped inmate that is currently serving a life sentence at Parchman for a capital murder conviction.

From MDOC:


JACKSON – The Mississippi Department of Corrections is searching for an escapee from the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman.

Arthur Lestrick, 40, was confirmed missing early Sunday morning from Unit 28, a work camp. He is believed to have left on foot.

Lestrick, MDOC #R4429, is serving life for capital murder in Copiah County. He was sentenced Nov. 18, 2009.

Lestrick is medium complexion with brown eyes and black hair weighing 140 pounds at 5 feet, 5 inches tall.

Anyone with information about Lestrick’s whereabouts should contact the MDOC at 662-745-6611 or 601-573-5720.

Jon Ross Myers

Jon Ross Myers is the executive editor and publisher of the Mississippi News Network, Mississippi's largest digital only media company. He can be reached at editor@tippahnews.com

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