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MDOC escapee could be in Lincoln County

The Mississippi Department of Corrections is looking for an individual who left supervision earlier this afternoon.

Dennis Farrell Blansett was on a work detail for MDOT at about 1:09 p.m. and was last seen in the area of Hwy. 51 three miles north of Bogue Chitto, according to MDOC officials.

Blansett, 46, is 5-foot-8 and weighs 160 pounds. He has hazel eyes and gray hair.

Blansett is housed at the Pike County Community Work Center. His record includes convictions on five counts of non-residential burglary and one count of taking a motor vehicle in Marion County.

Lincoln County Sheriff Steve Rushing said Blansett was on a trash detail on Hwy. 51 when he escaped.

If you see Blansett, call Lincoln County Sheriff Department at 601-833-5231.