Man back in custody after walking off work detail

JONES COUNTY, Miss. (WHLT) — Authorities said a man who walked off a work detail earlier this month is back in custody.

The Jones County Sheriff’s Department said Ellis Lee Ishee was in custody on misdemeanor charges at the Jones County Adult Detention Center when he walked off of a work detail on May 8, 2016.

Authorities were tipped off about Ishee’s whereabouts on Wednesday. He was spotted at an acquaintance’s house in Covington County.

Deputies tell us he turned himself in after the Covington County Sheriff’s Department made his acquaintance aware that he needed to return to the Detention Center.

Ishee was taken to the Jones County Adult Detention Center after he was taken into custody Thursday.

Since his charges were misdemeanors at the time of his unexpected departure, his newest charge of Escape is a misdemeanor as well.

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