Inmate escapes from work detail near Petal

Published 12:43 am Sunday, April 20, 2008

Authorities have recaptured a 26-year-old Forrest County Work Center inmate who escaped from a work detail in the Barrontown community near Petal.

Marcus Taylor was arrested around 12:45 a.m. Friday by Petal police.

Taylor was serving a 54-month sentence for grand larceny in Tate County. He walked away from a work detail Thursday.

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He now faces a sentence of up to five years for escaping.