Investigators believe a Jackson County jail inmate who walked away from a work detail stole a pickup truck, which he abandoned before his capture.
Donald Westley Matheny, 41, of Pascagoula, disappeared before midnight Tuesday and was discovered missing Monday morning, Sheriff Mike Ezell said in a news release.
The Metropolitan Enforcement Team arrested him about 3:15 p.m. Wednesday at a home in the Kreole community in east Moss Point.
Matheny was serving time on burglary charges.
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Investigators on Wednesday believed Matheny was still in the area because he had been seen in Pascagoula about 7 a.m. Wednesday, Ezell said.
More charges are pending.