Mississippi State Penitentiary inmate Michael Dowda remains at-large after he escaped in a truck from a work detail Saturday afternoon in Parchman, the state's correction and rehabilitation department said.
Dowda, who recently turned 48, was reported missing from a work detail at around 3 p.m. Saturday.
He was last seen on penitentiary grounds wearing a MDOC state-issued green and white striped pants with a white MDOC shirt.
Dowda allegedly broke into a safe inside the home, on the prison grounds, of a state corrections employee and stole two handguns. The truck has a Yalobusha County disability plate with a tag number of 0922. The truck also has a silver toolbox.
Dowda is serving a life sentence for murder from Harrison County.