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Father turns fugitive son in to police live on television

By Mason White 1:14 PM April 23, 2014
Sheriff Alex Hodge, Michael Phillips, and his father 

By: Hydar Tomar
(Scroll down for video) Police officers set up a massive hunt to search for a man who escaped from jail.

Sheriff Alex Hodge of Mississippi, went live on television to speak about the search for fugitive Michael Phillips, 27,
who had escaped from prison.

Hodge explained that the man escaped while on gardening duty at the Jones County adult detention center.

During the interview the father of Phillips drove up to the officer with his fugitive son in the car. The father and son came out of the car and the son apologized to the officer for escaping from prison.

The officer thanked the suspect and his father for doing the right thing. Just two hours after the search began, Phillips was back in police custody.

Phillips was originally arrested during a traffic stop for possession of beer in a dry county, and for possession of a controlled substance and paraphernalia.

He may now face an additional charge for escaping from prison.