Inmate escape

A Mississippi inmate was on the run Friday.This after being allowed to attend a family funeral.

Authorities were searching for Garnett Hughes, 33. Hughes was an inmate of the East Mississippi Correctional Facility. He was sentenced in 2014 to life for kidnapping and sexual battery in Alcorn County.

According to reports, Hughes was being escorted to a funeral in Belzoni. About 9:30 a.m., he escaped.

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