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Escaped inmate back in custody

A state inmate who beat a guard at the Pascagoula Restitution Center has been captured in Lucedale, according to the Mississippi Department of Corrections.

Eric Daniel Coggins, 27, is now charged with aggravated assault on a peace officer, possession of contraband within a correctional facility and escape. Coggins escaped just after midnight Thursday.

The Sun Herald updates this story in Saturday's edition.

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