Crime

Inmate who tied up an officer and stole his truck is back in custody, state prison says

A state inmate serving time in Lucedale for a violent crime in has been captured after tying up an officer and stealing his truck.

Eugene Robinson, 37, was on the lam for three days before he was taken into custody, the Mississippi Department of Corrections said Tuesday.

He fled Saturday night from the George County Regional jail, which houses state inmates as well as local pre-trial detainees.

Robinson was wearing a black-and-white striped prison uniform and driving a champagne-colored 2000 GMC Sonoma extended cab pickup truck with a Greene County tag.

He was serving a 30-year prison term for armed robbery on a conviction from Choctaw County and a 10-year sentence from a home burglary in Oktibbeha County, the state prison website shows.

He was sentenced on both crimes in 2003.

Robinson would have been eligible for release from prison on Nov. 27, 2032.

He now faces additional charges, such as escape and grand larceny.

SunHerald.com will update this report.

Robin Fitzgerald: 228-896-2307, @robincrimenews

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