Escaped Inmate Turns Himself In

Coty Smith

An inmate who fled while doing community service in the Pleasant Plains area has surrendered to authorities.

Independence County Sheriff’s officials say 26-year old Coty Ross Smith turned himself in after several hours on the run on Thursday.

Smith ran off from work detail while riding a trash truck around 11:00am.

Smith is serving time for a misdemeanor charge of failing to comply with a judge’s orders.

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