MDOC Offers reward for escapee information

By SPECIAL TO THE PRESS REGISTER,

JACKSON – A reward up to $2,500 is being offered for information leading to the capture of Mississippi State Penitentiary escapee Arthur Lestrick.

Lestrick, 40, was confirmed missing early Sunday morning from Unit 28. He is serving life for capital murder in Copiah County. He was sentenced Nov. 18, 2009.

Lestrick, MDOC #R4429, is a medium-complexioned black male of small build with brown eyes and black hair. He weighs 140 pounds at 5 feet, 5 inches tall.

Anyone with information about Lestrick’s whereabouts should contact the MDOC at 662-745-6611, ext. 4200, or 601-573-5720 or Crime Stoppers at 601-355-TIPS (8477).

Tips can be submitted to Crime Stoppers online through the Web Tip link on the home page of the Central Mississippi Crime Stoppers or go to www.P3tips.com .

MDOC said in a press release at the time of Lestrick's escape that they believed he left the workcamp on foot.

The community is reminded that helping an escapee or having contact with them can result in a felony conviction for aiding and abetting a convicted felon.

 

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