Authorities search for Alcorn County jail escapee - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Authorities search for Alcorn County jail escapee

Jail escapee Garnett Hughes (Source: WTVA) Jail escapee Garnett Hughes (Source: WTVA)
ALCORN COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Authorities are searching for a man who escaped for the second time from the Alcorn County jail in north Mississippi.

Garnett Hughes, 26, of Belzoni, was one of two inmates who escaped Friday afternoon. Hughes, who is jailed on a rape charge, had also escaped from the jail for a short time in June.

Jail administrators say Hughes and another inmate, 42-year-old Mike Massey, overpowered a guard and got out Friday afternoon.

Massey was captured within a few minutes. He is in jail on a sexual battery charge.

A Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesman says Hughes took a cellphone from the guard.

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