JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Jackson police, Metro One helicopter, and Hinds County Sheriff's Deputies are searching right now for an officer who went on a foot chase after an inmate and has not been heard from since.
An officer was transporting an inmate to the Hinds County Detention Center. Jackson police say that's when the inmate jumped out of the patrol vehicle and ran behind the Sonic restaurant off Highway 18. The officer chased after him into a wooded area.
Sgt. Joseph Daughtry says no contact has been made with the officer since then. We have a crew on scene and will bring you more details as they become available.
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