UPDATE: The Mississippi Department of Corrections announced that they have the escaped state inmate Eugene Robinson in custody.
Officials say that Robinson was captured after attempting to carjack an individual in Webster County.
Robinson escaped from the George County Regional Correctional Facility in Lucedale on Saturday after tying up an officer and stealing the officer’s champagne 2000 GMC Sonoma truck.
Robinson shot by the individual and was taken to the Oktibbeha County hospital for a minor injury and was treated and released. He was then transported to Central Mississippi Correctional Facility in Rankin County.
He will likely have charges added to his sentence. He was initially serving a total of 30 years for armed robbery in Choctaw County and burglary in Oktibbeha County and had been in prison since 2003.
Crime Stoppers is offering up to $2,500 for any information regarding escaped state inmate Eugene Robinson, who has been missing since Saturday.
Robinson, 37, fled the George County Regional Correctional Facility in Lucedale about 7 p.m. after tying up an officer and stealing the officer’s champagne 2000 GMC Sonoma truck with Greene County license plate GF7 315.
Robinson, MDOC #L4773, is a black male serving a total of 30 years for armed robbery in Choctaw County and burglary in Oktibbeha County. He has been in prison since 2003.
He stands 6 feet 1 inches tall and weighs 230 pounds. He has multiple tattoos, including on his arms, chest, and back.
If you see or know of Robinson’s whereabouts, contact the MDOC at 662-745-6611, extension 4200, or Central Mississippi Crime Stoppers hotline at 601-355-TIPS (8477) or 1-866-481-8477. Tips also can be received online at www.P3tips.com