An inmate from the Noxubee County work center in Macon is back in jail after leading law enforcement officers on a wild chase earlier this week down Highway 45.

The inmate, James Pierce, 29, escaped from the work center in Macon. He stole a truck and fled south on Highway 45, into Kemper County. It was believed at the time the suspect could be in possession of a weapon, according to a dispatch that went out.

Officers from the Kemper County sheriff’s department, the Scooba Police Department and other agencies finally forced Pierce to a stop where they surrounded the truck with squad cars. Officers discharged their weapons to disable the truck. Pierce was then taken into custody.

Three Kemper County SO cars were damaged, according to reports. No serious injuries were reported.

Pierce was serving a 15-year prison sentence for aggravated assaulted. He most like faces new charges following this incident.