Gary Sneed: Escaped inmate captured by Florida Highway Patrol

Escaped from a Mississippi state work camp

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 birthdate. 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.

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