MDOC: Escaped inmate captured in Hattiesburg

Anthony Boyd Lamar, 56 Picture provide by MDOC

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WJTV) — An inmate who walked off a work detail last week in Hattiesburg is back in custody.

The Mississippi Department of Corrections said Anthony Boyd Lamar was arrested Monday in Hattiesburg.

We’re told he escaped a work detail at Tatum Park in Hattiesburg around 2 p.m. last Wednesday.

The 56-year-old is serving 16 years in prison for residential burglary. He was sentenced for the crime in Copiah County in 2016.

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