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Inmate accused of tying up guard and escaping is recaptured

LUCEDALE (AP) — Authorities say a Mississippi inmate accused of breaking out of jail by tying up a guard and stealing his pickup truck has been recaptured.

The Mississippi Department of Corrections said 37-year-old Eugene Robinson was taken into custody Wednesday morning after spending three days on the run.

Local news outlets report that law officers found Robinson in the Mathiston area and took him to a Starkville hospital. Authorities did not immediately give details about how he was injured.

Authorities said Robinson had escaped Saturday night from the George County Regional Correctional Facility. Robinson, in prison since 2003, was serving a 30-year sentence.

George County Sheriff Keith Havard said Robinson was a trusty, saying that status gave him access to areas outside secured areas of the jail. Authorities say Robinson escaped and took the officer’s 2000 GMC Sonoma pickup.