||Escaped inmate caught trying to leave the state
ABERDEEN, Miss. (WTVA) — An Aberdeen inmate, who escaped authorities when he walked away from a court hearing, was taken into custody again when he attempted to leave the state on a bus.
Authorities say Dillon Wade Bennett, 25, was at the Monroe County Circuit Court last Thursday to be arraigned on a grand jury indictment for burglary.
The judge allowed him to sign papers to remain free on bond, but the Mississippi Department of Corrections had placed a hold on him for a parole violation.
Bennett walked out of the courtroom to get a drink of water and left the courthouse.
He was wearing street clothes when he walked away.
Bennett was recaptured by Lee County deputies Tuesday while he was trying to board a bus to leave Mississippi.
He was arrested on an escape charge and taken to the Monroe County Detention Center.