Escaped Mississippi murderer still on the run. Have you seen him?

Published 11:17 am Tuesday, July 7, 2020

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Law enforcement officers continued to search for a convicted murderer who escaped state custody Sunday morning and have now offered a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to his capture.

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

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

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

Corrections officials say that Lestrick is a black male, with brown eyes and black hair. He weighs approximately 140 pounds and stands approximately 5-foot, 5 inches tall.

If you see him, do not approach him, but contact MDOC at 662-745-6611 or 601-573-5720.