UPDATE: Escaped Tishomingo County inmate now in custody

Stephen Hancock | Photo: Tishomingo County Sheriff's Office

The search has ended for an inmate who walked away from a work detail in Tishomingo County.

Posted: Apr 5, 2019 12:57 PM
Updated: Apr 8, 2019 10:00 AM

Update 04/05/19 8:08 p.m. 

The search has ended for an inmate who walked away from a work detail in Tishomingo County.

Tishomingo County Sheriff John Daugherty said Stephen Edward Hancock was captured Friday night at approximately 7:00 in Colbert County, Alabama, which is approximately 40 miles away.

He’s expected to waive extradition to return to Mississippi.

Original article below

IUKA, Miss. (WTVA) - Law enforcement officers are currently searching for an inmate who escaped work detail in Tishomingo County.

Stephen Edward Hancock, 35, was last seen Friday on County Road 958 in Tishomingo.

He was with a road crew picking up trash off the side of County Road 958, which is above Highway 30 near the state line. 

According to Tishomingo County Sheriff John Daugherty, corrections officers saw Hancock run into a nearby wooded area.

He was wearing jail-issued, orange clothing with "Tishomingo County Jail" printed on the back of the shirt.

Hancock is not considered armed or dangerous, according to the sheriff.

However, officials advise the public to use caution if they see him and immediately call 911.

He was being held in the Tishomingo County jail on a domestic violence charge.

He is from Booneville and has tattoos on his left arm, chest, leg and ear.

He is 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighs 195 pounds and has brown hair and eyes.

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