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Officials seek Mississippi inmate who stole van, escaped

CANTON, Miss. (AP) — Authorities in Mississippi are searching for a Madison County inmate who escaped custody when he stole a sheriff’s office van and fled.

Madison County sheriff’s office says 46-year-old Todd Clinton Moudy escaped Friday morning and was still missing as of Monday. Authorities say Moudy had attended a court appearance and was returning to the jail when he stole a prisoner transport van, rammed a patrol car and drove off.

Sheriff Randy Tucker has said an officer transporting the inmates left a firearm inside the van. Moudy was in custody on various drug and firearm charges.

He escaped wearing handcuffs and shackles. It’s unclear how he managed to escape while restrained.