UPDATE: Escaped Alcorn County inmate captured

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Corinth, Miss. — The Alcorn County Sheriff’s Office has captured an inmate who escaped Friday night.

Jonathan Blankenship reportedly escaped authorities while he was being transported to the Magnolia Hospital in Corinth, Mississippi. Blankenship was being held at the county jail for aggravated assault.

Just after 7 a.m. Saturday morning, he was spotted by a homeowner near CR 783, just off of highway 72 west.

Authorities say he was captured on CR 717 in the Wenasoga area.

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