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Jasper County inmate worker arrested

By Staff
Lynette Wilson / staff writer
and Bill West / community editor
Oct. 16, 2002
A Jasper County trusty is in custody today at the Lauderdale County jail.
Kelly Brown Jr. was picked up about 7:30 a.m. while standing in a pasture on Grantham Road in the Causeyville community, Lauderdale County Sheriff Billy Sollie said.
The 20-year-old inmate worker used a blue 1996 Dodge pickup truck, property of Jasper County, to escape from a county road barn on Tuesday, said Chief Deputy Doug Hill.
Sollie said the pickup truck was found wrecked on Highway 19 South near the Camp Binachi exit.
Also in custody, is Brown's half-brother, Kevin Fuller, a military enlistee believed to be absent without leave, Sollie said.
Sollie said the two brothers were not together, but in close proximity of one another at the time of the arrest.
Brown was serving state time for burglary of a home in the Rose Hill area in 2000.
Sollie said the Mississippi Department of Corrections will transport Brown to the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility later today, and that the military has been notified of Fuller's capture.