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St. Landry Parish escaped work-release inmate in custody

Posted at 11:39 AM, Feb 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-13 12:47:39-05

The St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office says that a work-release inmate who escaped on Sunday is now in custody.

Ronald McGee was captured on Wednesday morning. The sheriff’s department says that more details on the arrest will be released at a later time.

Ronald McGee

McGee escaped on Sunday night after fleeing from the St. Landry Parish jail. He was spotted in a gully by deputies before they lost sight of him. Deputies say McGee was in jail on theft and burglary charges.

St. Landry Sheriff’s Office searching for escaped work-release inmate

McGee was believed to have been heading to his home in Eunice. Deputies did not say where McGee was located.