||Garnett Hughes pleads guilty to multiple charges
CORINTH, Miss. (WTVA) — Garnett Hughes, the man who twice escaped from the Alcorn County jail, has pleaded guilty to multiple felony counts during a hearing in Alcorn County Circuit Court Friday.
Hughes, 27, of Belzoni faced 15 different charges including rape, armed robbery, sexual assault, jail escape and assaulting a corrections officer.
He and another inmate overpowered a guard last week and escaped from the Alcorn County Regional Correctional Facility.
Hughes was captured Sunday night by Corinth police after he was found hiding in the utility room of a home.
Circuit Court Judge Jim Pounds sentenced Hughes to serve 15 consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole.
District Attorney Trent Kelly says Hughes has a history of committing violent offenses and justice was done during the hearing Friday.