Update Sept. 8, 9:24 a.m.
Union County Sheriff Jimmy Edwards said officers captured the escapee late Monday night in Panola County, which is just west of Oxford.
Officers transported the escapee to the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman.
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UNION COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - Law enforcement is searching for an escaped inmate Saturday.
Union County deputies are looking for Richard Nathaniel Willis.
Willis is 6 feet 3 inches tall. He's from Enid, Mississippi.
Willis is also a trustee at the Union County jail.
Law enforcement said he was apart of a work program at the jail when he escaped this weekend.