Mississippi law enforcement searches for escaped prisoner


In this photo taken May 13, 2011, a guard is shown in a tower at the Arkansas Department of Correction Tucker Unit near Tucker, Ark. AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Law enforcement officials are looking for a man who went missing Sunday morning from the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman. The Department of Corrections said in a news release that 40-year-old Arthur Lestrick is believed to have escaped on foot from a work camp called Unit 28. Lestrick was sentenced Nov. 18, 2009. He’s serving a life sentence for a capital murder committed in Copiah County. Officials are asking anyone with information about Lestrick to call the department.

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