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UPDATE: Missing inmate captured in Water Valley area

James Robert Keel | Photo: MDOC

Officers were looking for James Robert Keel. He did not return from a weekend pass in Forrest County.

Posted: Mar 27, 2018 2:53 PM

FORREST COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - Officers were able to capture an inmate who failed to return to the Forrest County Community Work Center.

The Mississippi Department of Corrections identifies the man as 42-year-old James Robert Keel. MDOC says he did not return to the center Monday following a weekend pass.

He was arrested without incident Tuesday in the Water Valley area and is being returned to prison.

He is serving 20 years for conspiracy to commit a crime and 10 years' probation for selling meth in Yalobusha County. 


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