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PARCHMAN, Miss. (WCBI) – A man serving life in prison for killing his girlfriend has escaped from the penitentiary.

48 year old Michael Blane Dowda was declared missing Saturday afternoon from the Mississippi State Penitentiary in Parchman. Dowda stole a white 2005 Silverado truck with a Yalobusha County disability tag, he’s considered armed and dangerous.

Dowda was sentenced for killing his girlfriend Clarissa Lynn Jarett back in 1996.

Dowda is described as a white male, 5 foot 11, 195 pounds, with brown eyes and brown hair.

If anyone has any information on the man you’re asked to contact your authorities immediately.

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