UPDATE: Escapee ‘Pretty Boy Floyd’ re-captured in Harrison County

The inmate who escaped from a Mississippi prison for the second time has been recaptured in Harrison County, the Department of Corrections posted to its social media site.

Harrison County Sheriff Troy Peterson said in a press release that Michael Floyd Wilson, aka “Pretty Boy Floyd” was re-captured just before 1 p.m.

The 51-year-old was serving two life sentences when he escaped from the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility on Sunday.

The escape was his second in the state in less than four years.

Peterson said in the press release that Harrison County received a report of an alleged carjacking on Vestry Road in Jackson County. The suspect was a white male driving a blue Buick Lacrosse with Mississippi tags, who took the victim’s car by force.

Harrison County deputies located the car on Highway 67 about 12:51 p.m. and conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of School and Success roads in Saucier.

The driver was identified as Michael Floyd Wilson and he was taken to the Harrison County jail, where he will be held until he is transferred back to Mississippi Department of Corrections.

MDOC has a press conference scheduled for 4 p.m. today.

U.S. marshals took part in a multi-state search for Wilson serving two life sentences for beating two men to death in Biloxi and Gulfport in 2014.

In July 2018, Wilson escaped from South Mississippi Correctional Institution in Leakesville and was captured two days later in St. Martin, which is about 70 miles away.

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