Gary Sneed courtesy of the Marion County Jail
OCALA, Fla. (AP) - Florida Highway Patrol officials say they have arrested an inmate who escaped from a Mississippi state work camp. They also arrested the woman they say helped him flee.
Trooper Shane Crawford stopped to help what he thought was a disabled vehicle in central Florida on Saturday. He ran a computer check on the car's tags and found the vehicle had been stolen from Mississippi.
Authorities said the suspect gave a fake name and birth date. But after talking with the Mississippi Department of Corrections, the
Ocala Star Banner
reports the trooper eventually identified the suspect as 32-year-old Gary Sneed.
Authorities said Holly Morrison stole a car to help Sneed escape.
The couple had numerous warrants out for the escape, including manufacturing of methamphetamine and grand theft auto charges.