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Escapee from Work Detail in Lincoln County

JACKSON – The Mississippi Department of Corrections is searching for a 46-year-old man who left supervision Monday afternoon while on a work detail.

Dennis Farrell Blansett, MDOC#216595, was last seen shortly after 1 p.m. in the area of Highway 51 three miles north of Bogue Chitto in Lincoln County. He was on a work detail with the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT).

Blansett is 5 feet 8 inches and weighs 160 pounds. He has hazel eyes and bushy salt-pepper hair.

Blansett is housed at the Pike County Community Work Center in Magnolia. He was sentenced on March 23, 2018, to a total of 30 years for six convictions, including five counts of nonresidential burglary and one count theft of a motor vehicle, in Marion County.

Anyone who sees Blansett should call the MDOC at 662-745-6611 or your nearest law enforcement agency.​

Published: 11/4/2019