Authorities search for escaped inmate - - Jackson, MS

Holmes County, MS 05/29/09

Authorities search for escaped inmate

HOLMES COUNTY, MS (WLBT) - Authorities are searching for an inmate who escaped from the Holmes-Humphreys County Jail this afternoon.

Forty-five year old Robert Cockrell is serving a 17-year sentence from Desoto County for cocaine possession, being a felon with a weapon, and grand larceny.

When last seen, Cockrell was wearing MDOC black and white striped pants and a white shirt with "MDOC convict" printed on the back.

He is 5' 11"  tall and weighs 180 pounds. If you have any information, contact your local law enforcement.

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