DeSoto County Inmate Escapes Work Detail

Southaven, Ms

Update : Inmate Robert Gene Heath, was found in Alcorn County, and is back in custody. New charges are pending.

 DeSoto County Sheriff’s Department deputies are searching for an escaped inmate.

Sheriff Bill Rasco says Robert Heath, 42, was working as a trustee at the DeSoto County Schools Transportation Department when he drove off in a 2008 Ford F150 that belongs to the district.

Heath was serving a three-week sentence for a shoplifting conviction in Hernando.

Authorities are now searching the area off 2211 Central Parkway in Southaven.

Anyone with information is asked to call the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Department.