MDOC searching for escaped inmate in South Mississippi

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The Mississippi Department of Corrections is searching for an escaped state inmate in Perry County.

39-year-old Corey Lee Alred escaped a work detail just before 2 p.m. today. He was still dressed in his MDOC green and white uniform. He was last spotted off Highway 42, west of Richton.

Alred is assigned to the South Mississippi Correctional Institution (SMCI) in Greene County. He is serving a total of nine years for burglary larceny of an unoccupied dwelling in Panola County, embezzlement in Tate County and burglary of a residential area in Tallahatchie County.

Alred, MDOC #184461, is a white male standing 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing 145 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes.

If you see Alred, call the MDOC at 662-745-6611 or your nearest law enforcement. Anyone with information that leads to an arrest could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,500. If you have information to help in this case, please call Crime Stoppers at 601-355-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online through the Web Tip link on the home page of the Central MS Crime Stoppers website. Or use your mobile device or computer to submit a tip by going to

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