The DeSoto County Sheriff’s Department Wednesday afternoon was seeking Robert Gene Heath, age 42 of Adamsville, Tenn., a trusty who escaped from a work detail near the DeSoto County Schools Bus Maintenance Facility early that afternoon.
Heath is said to have stolen a school district pickup truck and left in an unknown direction. He was serving a three-week sentence for a shoplifting conviction in Hernando.
School officials said Heath was not on a school campus, not around students, and no schools were placed on lockdown. Information about Heath’s whereabouts should be called to 662-469-8027.
Bob Bakken is Managing Editor for the DeSoto Times-Tribune.