(CBS/AP) JACKSON, Miss. - Michael Blan Dowda, a convicted killer who escaped from the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman over the weekend, has been captured in Georgia.
The Clarion-Ledger reports the U.S. Marshal's Service took Dowda into custody in Macon, Ga., around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday. Details on his arrest have not been released.
He faces extradition to Mississippi and multiple charges including escape.
Tara Booth, spokeswoman for the Mississippi Department of Corrections, says the 48-year-old Dowda broke into an employee's home on the prison grounds and stole two handugns from a safe on Saturday. He then allegedly stole the employee's truck and drove away.
The Clarion-Ledger reports court documents show that Dowda was serving time for the murder of his girlfriend, 25-year-old Lynette Jarrett of Woolmarket.