Pike County convict escapes from jail

Richard Glen Maples

By Monica Land

JACKSON – An inmate serving seven years for a series of burglaries and identity theft walked away from the McComb facility where he was being held and remains at large, authorities said.

Richard Glen Maples

Richard Glen Maples, 22, reportedly left the Pike County Community Work Center around 10:30 p.m. Saturday night wearing his state-issued MDOC green and white striped pants and white MDOC shirt. His shirt has “MDOC Convict” printed on the back.

Prison officials are investigating how Maples escaped from facility and whether or not he had assistance.

Maples is described as a white male, about 6’1 with a medium build. He has brown hair, green eyes and weighs about 180 pounds. Maples also has multiple tattoos including the initials “RG” with flames on his left arm, a clown and five-pointed star on one hand, and the words “slick Rick” across both hands.

Maples was convicted of two counts of burglary of a residence; two counts of vehicle burglary; identity theft and credit card theft. These charges stem from incidents in Jones County.

Anyone with information as to Maples whereabouts should contact their local law enforcement agency or the Mississippi Department of Corrections at 662.745.6611

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