Amite County escapee captured in Lincoln County

Published 9:00 am Thursday, April 15, 2021

An escapee from Amite County Jail has been captured.

Zach Smith, 28, escaped custody Tuesday, and officials determined that he had traveled through Lincoln County to a location in Franklin County.

Smith was located by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies late Wednesday night and returned to custody of the Amite County Sheriff’s Office, according to Sheriff Steve Rushing.

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