Jones County inmate back in custody after walking off work detail

Brandon Yates

UPDATE: Brandon Yates is back in custody.

JONES COUNTY, Miss. (WHLT) — Authorities are looking for a Jones County inmate who walked off a work detail Friday.

The Jones County Sheriff’s Department is looking for Brandon Joe Yates.

Deputies said Yates jumped a fence at the Magnolia Center in Laurel when he escaped. We’re told that witnesses saw him heading across Don Curt Road.

Law enforcement officers said Yates was working off fines for a shoplifting charge.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts, contact the sheriff’s department at (601) 425-3147 or call 911.

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