Crime

Escaped Scott County inmate caught

Photo courtesy of MDOC.

The Mississippi Department of Corrections confirms that state inmate Gregory Tripp, who escaped from the Scott County Jail over the weekend has been captured and is back in prison.

Trigg was arrested without incident at a motel in Hazlehurst by local authorities at 11:30 p.m. Monday. His identity was later confirmed.

38-year-old Trigg, was initially transported to the Copiah County Jail and then transported to Central Mississippi Correctional Facility in Pearl.

Trigg was discovered missing from the Scott County Jail Saturday during the morning count at 10:30 a.m.

He was being held there on a court order.

Trigg now faces an escape charge, which carries five years in prison upon conviction.

He is serving a total of 37 years for armed robbery and kidnapping, both in Madison County, and burglary of a vehicle in Rankin County. He was sentenced on May 22.

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