Officials apprehend escaped McGehee inmate

Authorities in Desha County are searching for an inmate who escaped Friday night.
Authorities in Desha County are searching for an inmate who escaped Friday night.(KAIT)
Published: May. 20, 2023 at 12:09 PM CDT|Updated: May. 21, 2023 at 11:21 AM CDT
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McGEHEE, Ark. (KAIT) - Officials in Desha County apprehended an inmate who escaped custody Friday night.

Desha County Sheriff’s Office says Dewight Overbea escaped the McGehee City Jail around 10:00 p.m. Friday, May 19.

McGehee Police Department, Dumas Police Department, and the Arkansas State Police assisted with the search.

Marceese Watkins, who also escaped from McGehee City Jail, was found early Saturday morning, but police say escaped again Saturday afternoon.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the McGehee Police Department at 870-222-3636.