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Inmate scales fence in jail escape

By By Ben Alexander/The Meridian Star
May 18, 2001
DEKALB An inmate in the Kemper-Neshoba Regional Jail escaped Thursday by scaling a security fence, according to Warden Bill Jarvis.
Jarvis said 40-year-old Woodie E. Moody was found to be missing from a maintenance detail between 2 p.m.-3 p.m.
Jarvis said Moody was jailed for a non-violent offense and was not considered to be armed or dangerous.
As of 8 p.m. Thursday, the Kemper County Sheriff's Department, Mississippi Department of Corrections, Mississippi Highway Patrol and the DeKalb Police Department were all searching for Moody.
Moody is originally from Mantachie, a town in Itawamba County in northeast Mississippi.
Jarvis described Moody as 6 feet, 1 inch tall and weighing about 240 pounds. Moody has short brown hair, blue eyes, a moustache and goatee.
Anyone with information on Moody's whereabouts should immediately contact the Kemper County Sheriff's Department at 743-2255.