August 14, 2020

Escaped Mississippi murderer recaptured in Nashville, prison officials say

A murderer who escaped from a Mississippi prison Sunday was captured Tuesday in Nashville.

Mississippi Department of Corrections officials reported that escapee Arthur Lestrick was caught and will be returned to Mississippi.

Lestrick is serving a life sentence since 2009 for a capital murder in Copiah County.

Prison officials said Arthur Lestrick, 40, was discovered missing early Sunday morning from the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman.

Officals said they believe he left the facility on foot from a work camp.