Noxubee Co. Community Work Center inmate caught

July 16, 2013 10:46:31 AM



JACKSON -- Authorities have captured a Noxubee County Community Work Center inmate who had failed to return from a weekend pass. 


Mississippi Department of Corrections spokeswoman Tara Booth says John Jason Lee was arrested about midnight Monday in the Mathiston area. 


The 44-year-old Lee is serving a 12-year sentence for convictions of burglary of a vehicle and vehicle theft from Clay and Webster counties. 


Booth says Lee will be transported to Central Mississippi Correctional Facility in Pearl. He now faces an additional 5 years if convicted of escape.