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UPDATE: South Mississippi escapee captured

James Wesley Lee | Photo: MDOC

The parolee is identified as James Wesley Lee, 39.

Posted: Oct 18, 2018 4:30 PM
Updated: Oct 19, 2018 9:11 AM

Update 10/19/18 9:09 a.m.

The Mississippi Department of Corrections says this escapee was captured Thursday night at a local Jackson shelter.

See the original post below.

CANTON, Miss. (WTVA) - A parolee from south Mississippi has escaped.

The parolee is identified as James Wesley Lee, 39.

The Mississippi Department of Corrections says he escaped from the Madison County Transitional Center in Canton Thursday.

He was wearing a white T-shirt and navy/khaki pants with blue and gray tennis shoes.

He was convicted in 2014 for possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute in Rankin County.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to contact 662-745-6611.

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