Escaped Mississippi murderer recaptured in Nashville, prison officials say

Published 5:02 pm Tuesday, July 7, 2020

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.

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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.