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Escaped convicted killer caught in Georgia

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MACON, Ga. (FOX13) -

Mississippi State Penitentiary inmate Michael Dowda, who escaped from a work detail in Parchman, Miss., Sept. 22, was captured in Macon, Ga., shortly after midnight Tuesday.

Details of his capture has not been released by police.

Dowda, 48, escaped Saturday afternoon and had been on the run from law enforcement since.

Dowda allegedly broke into a safe inside a home, on the prison grounds, of a state corrections employee and stole two handguns. He also stole a Chevy Silverado.

Dowda is serving a life sentence for murder from Harrison County.

The incident remains under investigation.

Parchman, Miss., is 500 miles west of Macon, Ga.


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