JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) – A Parchman inmate is back in custody after escaping the prison Thursday.
The Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) said 25-year-old inmate Jonathan Matthew Moberg is serving life for capital murder.
He is now back in the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman with a citizen’s help.
MDOC said the citizen spotted Moberg walking the streets in Rome, near Parchman, early Thursday morning, and called authorities.
A Sunflower County sheriff’s deputy responded, handcuffed Moberg and took him to the Drew Police Department until MDOC officers took him back to Parchman.
“We are still interviewing staff, and all the missing links are being investigated,” Interim MDOC Commissioner Tommy Taylor said.
Moberg was sentenced on Oct. 3, 2018, in Greene County.