JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The Mississippi Department of Corrections is searching for an escaped inmate.
According to officials, 59-year-old Benny Ray Blansett was discovered missing from the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman just after 3:00 on Friday morning.
Blansett was last seen wearing a white shirt, with the words “MDOC Convict” on back and black and white striped pants. He is described as a white male, standing 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighing 169 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes.
Blansett is serving time for uttering forgery, aggravated assault on a police officer, burglary, escape in Marion County and escape in Sunflower County.
If you know where Blansett is, call MDOC at 662-745-6611 or the nearest law enforcement office.