Crime

Escaped inmate from George county is shot by a carjacking victim, reports say

Eugene Robinson
Eugene Robinson

A state inmate who escaped from George County has been found in Webster County, where the victim of a carjacking shot him, a TV station reports.

Police found Eugene Robinson, 37, in Mathiston after receiving a report of a carjacking north of Eupora, WCBI-TV reported Wednesday.

Robinson was in stable condition and receiving medical treatment, George County Sheriff Keith Havard said later Wednesday.

Robinson was being held for the Mississippi Department of Corrections, Havard said.

Officials have said Robinson tied up an officer at the George County Regional Detention Center in Lucedale on Saturday night and stole his truck. The regional jail houses state inmates and pre-trial detainees.

The victim of a carjacking fired shots at Robinson as he took his vehicle and at least one bullet struck him as he drove off, the TV station reported.

Robinson was taken to a Starkville hospital, according to WCBI.

The Mississippi Department of Corrections early Wednesday confirmed Robinson was in custody.

Robinson had been on the lam for three days.

He is serving a 30-year prison term for armed robbery.

Robinson was convicted of armed robbery in Choctaw County and of residential burglary in Oktibbeha County, both in 2003, the state prison website shows.

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

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

Robin Fitzgerald: 228-896-2307, @robincrimenews

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