An Attala County inmate jumped the fence at the county jail and took off Wednesday.
Kosy Online tells WLBT 21-year-old DeMarcus Melton was last seen wearing a white shirt with black and white stripe pants.
The sheriff's department and Kosciusko Police Department spent the afternoon searching for Melton.
He was being held on two counts of burglary.
Authorities say Melton will now be charged with escape.
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