UPDATE: Alcorn County deputies arrest escaped inmate

Robert Health after his arrest by Alcorn County deputies (Alcorn County Sheriff's Office)

Alcorn County sheriff's deputies arrest an inmate who escaped from jail in DeSoto County.

Posted: Apr 25, 2019 7:23 AM
Updated: Apr 25, 2019 2:02 PM

ALCORN COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - Alcorn County sheriff's deputies arrest an inmate who escaped from jail in DeSoto County.

They found him Thursday morning on County Road 405 just one day after his disappearance.

Robert Heath, 42, drove off in a DeSoto County School District truck Wednesday, according to WMC-TV out of Memphis. 

The truck was recovered on Alcorn County Road 418, Sheriff Ben Caldwell said. The suspect fled into the woods when deputies arrived. 

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