Lamar County escapee captured in Warren County - - Jackson, MS

Lamar County escapee captured in Warren County

Matthew Thompson   Source: WLBT Matthew Thompson Source: WLBT
Source: WLBT Source: WLBT
WARREN COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A Lamar County inmate who escaped while on work detail is back behind bars tonight. Matthew Thompson was taken into custody Friday evening in Vicksburg.

Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace said deputies and U-S Marshals found him in a mobile home on Halls Ferry Road. He ran out the back door with a gun, and jumped into a nearby pond.

"He was in the pond refusing to come out, and I was not going to allow officers to go in and struggle with him in the water and take a chance on officers or him getting hurt," said Sheriff Pace. "So we just waited it out and talked to him. About two hours after the initial contact, he came out and surrendered without any further incident."

Thompson is in the Warren County jail Friday night. Sheriff Pace said deputies from Lamar County were on their way to pick him up.

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