Blankenship and High were captured this morning in Meridian, MS.

Both were returned back to the Central Mississippi Correctional facility.


Inmates Jonathan Blankenship, and Christopher Benson High were discovered missing from the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility during the morning count at 7 a.m. as the search for Mississippi State Penitentiary Parchman escapee Benny Ray Blansett was underway.

Blankenship and High are considered armed and dangerous.

Blankenship, 31, was convicted of aggravated assault on a police officer and conspiracy to commit a crime in Alcorn County and is serving a total of five years.

High, 28, was convicted of burglary larceny of an unoccupied dwelling in Carroll County, serving a total of 12 years.

Both are white males. Blankenship stands 5 feet 10 inches tall at 200 pounds with blond hair and blue eyes.

He uses the alias "Hustle" and has tattoos on his face and neck.

High is 5 feet 7 inches tall at 145 pounds with hazel eyes and brown hair.

He also has tattoos on his chest and arms.

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