Accused rapist and fugitive Kaunda Magee has been transported to Elayn Hunt Correctional Center in St. Gabriel, officials said Friday afternoon.
Magee was picked up by Louisiana Department of Corrections officers “around lunchtime,” said John Kalahar, a spokesman for the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation.
Seven Probation and Parole officers escorted Magee in multiple vehicles, said Pam Laborde, a spokeswoman for the Louisiana Department of Corrections.
Magee was being treated in a McComb hospital after a resident of Pike County shot him as he was trying to flee into some woods Wednesday afternoon.
He was discharged from the hospital Friday morning, Kalahar said.
Magee’s capture ended a 23-day saga that began when Magee escaped from deputies in Washington Parish after a home invasion, authorities have said.
Magee fled to Tangipahoa Parish where he was loose for almost two weeks before stealing a sport utility vehicle and driving to Mississippi, where he was eventually caught, witnesses and authorities said.
Elayn Hunt Correctional Center is equipped with a skilled nursing unit that will treat Magee’s wounds, Laborde said.
Laborde could not say if Magee would be transferred to another facility, but said he would probably remain at Hunt for “a while.”
“They will try to sort out the charges between Mississippi and Louisiana,” she said.