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MDOC asking for public’s help locating escaped inmate

The MDOC is asking for help locating an escapee from a state work detail unit.

The Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) is looking for an individual who left supervision earlier this afternoon.

Dennis Farrell Blansett (MDOC#216595) was on a work detail for the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) at about 1:09 p.m. and was last seen in the area of Highway 51 three miles north of Bogue Chitto.

Blansett, 46, stands at 5 feet 8 inches and weighs 160 pounds. He has hazel eyes and bushy salt-pepper color hair.

Blansett is housed at the Pike County Community Work Center. His record includes convictions on five counts of non-residential burglary and one count of taking a motor vehicle in Marion County. If you see Blansett, please call 662-745-6611 or your nearest law enforcement agency.

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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