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St. Landry Parish escaped inmate captured in Eunice

Posted at 11:44 AM, Sep 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-11 12:52:07-04

The St Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office says they have captured an inmate who escaped last week.

Barry Butler was arrested in Eunice.

St. Landry escaped inmate Barry Butler
St. Landry escaped inmate Barry Butler courtesy St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office

Officials say a citizen spotted Butler in the Eunice area and notified the sheriff’s office. Deputies responded to the area where the inmate was spotted and arrested him without incident.

Butler was assigned as a trusty at the department’s service station on the west side of Opelousas and walked off the property Friday September 7, 2018, according to Major Eddie Thibodeaux, spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office.

Butler was serving time for traffic charges, flight charges, and felon in possession of a firearm.