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Aug 21, 2013 9:22 AM by AP

Natchitoches escapee sentenced

NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) - A Natchitoches Parish Detention Center inmate serving a 20-year sentence for attempted manslaughter and possession of firearm by a convicted felon will serve an extra five years after pleading guilty to a charge of simple escape.

The Town Talk reports 29-year-old Derrick Leray Evans escaped from the prison May 2 and was apprehended the next day by the U.S. Marshal's Service in Jackson, Miss.

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