UPDATE: South Mississippi jail escapee captured in Webster County

A jail escapee from south Mississippi was sent to a Starkville hospital following a carjacking in Webster County.

Posted: Feb. 7, 2018 10:36 AM
Updated: Feb. 7, 2018 8:17 PM

WEBSTER COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - A jail escapee from south Mississippi was sent to a Starkville hospital following a carjacking in Webster County. 

Eugene Robinson managed to escape the George County jail Saturday night after tying up an officer and stealing the officer's truck. 

Since then, state law enforcement have been searching for him. 

Webster County Investigator Landon Griffin says Robinson asked another person for a ride sometime near 7:30 a.m. in Webster County Wednesday. 

Robinson is accused of trying to carjack the victim, which resulted in the victim firing six times at Robinson. However, he was only hit once.

Griffin says the driver is a concealed carry permit carrier.

Robinson was taken to a Starkville hospital. Webster County Sheriff Tim Mitchell described the wound as not serious. 

Before noon on Wednesday, he was discharged from the hospital and placed into the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections. 

Robinson was serving 30 years for armed robbery in Choctaw County and burglary in Oktibbeha County. He's been in prison since 2003. 

He has also been charged with armed carjacking by the Webster County Sheriff's Department.

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