MDOC seeking escaped Parchman inmate

The Mississippi Department of Corrections is seeking the recapture of an inmate who was discovered missing around 3:17 a.m.

Benny Ray Blansett, 59, is currently serving life for uttering forgery, aggravated assault on a police officer, burglary and escape in Marion County and escape in Sunflower County, according to information provided by MDOC.

Blansett is serving his sentence at Parchman in Sunflower County.

Anyone with any information on his whereabouts can call 662-745-6611.

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