Escaped inmate located in Mississippi

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Crockett County Jail escaped inmate, Carlos McCoy, has been found and is back in police custody.

On Monday, February 8, Deputy Chris Settlemires of the Alcorn County Sheriff’s Department in Mississippi attempted to stop a vehicle identified as a stolen vehicle out of Madison County.

The black Chevrolet SUV Chevrolet suburban was reported stolen out of Madison County on January 28, after McCoy escaped the Crockett County Jail on Sunday, January 24.

According to Alcorn County Sheriff Ben Caldwell, Deputy Settlemires pursued the vehicle down several Alcorn County roads before crossing into Tippah County where McCoy turned down a dead end road. Deputy Settlemires and Deputy Macky Sexton with the assistance of Tippah County Deputies and Mississippi Highway Patrol got the vehicle to stop and took McCoy into custody.

During the arrest, deputies discovered that McCoy was wanted out of Crockett County for felony jail escape.

At the time of his escape in Crockett County, he stole a 1987 Chevrolet flatbed while doing work detail as a trustee.

McCoy was originally serving time in the Crockett County Jail after an incident in 2019 where he barricaded himself in a Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency building and attempted to use an oxygen tank and gasoline as a booby trap.

Following the incident in Alcorn County, McCoy remains in custody at the Alcorn County Jail awaiting a bond hearing for felony fleeing.

McCoy is also being held for transport back to Crockett County on a warrant for escape.

“Our deputies did an excellent job of catching an escapee and stolen vehicle,” said Sheriff Caldwell. “We are fortunate no one was injured during the pursuit and glad to get him back in to custody.”

The flatbed taken during the escape has not been recovered.

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