Authorities searching for prisoner in Pontotoc County

By David Helms/Pontotoc Progress

Pontotoc County Sheriff Leo Mask said that a manhunt is underway for a Pontotoc County Jail prisoner who left a work detail around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday while picking up trash near Faulkner Road in eastern Pontotoc County.
Sheriff Mask said that authorities are looking for Brooks Sneed, 32, of Highway 32, Houston, who was last seen getting into a black Ford Taurus automobile. Mask said that Sneed, a nonviolent offender, was on the work detail working off some county fines and awaiting a hearing stemming from a MDOC hold on previous drug charges.
“He told the officer he was stepping off into the woods to use the bath room and apparently someone picked him up in a car,” Mask reported. Mask said anyone with information on Sneed’s whereabouts is asked to call the sheriff’s department at 489-3915 or 489-3916.