UPDATE: Madison County jail escapee captured

Todd Moudy | Photo: WLBT-TV

This article has been updated.

Posted: Dec 11, 2018 11:44 AM
Updated: Dec 11, 2018 11:45 AM

Update 12/11/18 11:31 a.m.

WLBT-TV in Jackson reports Todd Moudy was captured this morning, December 11.

He is in custody and being questioned by the Madison County Sheriff's Department.

He was captured in Madison County in a wooded area.

This is a developing story.

See the original post below.

CANTON, Miss. (AP) — Authorities in Mississippi are searching for a Madison County inmate who escaped custody when he stole a sheriff's office van and fled.

The Clarion Ledger reports the Madison County sheriff's office says 46-year-old Todd Clinton Moudy escaped Friday morning and was still missing as of Monday. Authorities say Moudy had attended a court appearance and was returning to the jail when he stole a prisoner transport van, rammed a patrol car and drove off.

Sheriff Randy Tucker has said an officer transporting the inmates left a firearm inside the van. Moudy was in custody on various drug and firearm charges.

He escaped wearing handcuffs and shackles. It's unclear how he managed to escape while restrained.

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