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Escaped inmate arrested Friday morning in St. Landry Parish

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Posted at 9:43 AM, Nov 05, 2021

An inmate who walked off from a work detail in St. Landry Parish on Wednesday has been arrested.

The Opelousas Police Department says 24-year-old Gilbert A. Lee was taken into custody on Friday morning without incident.

Lee was arrested November 5 by the Leonville Police Department at a relative's home. Police said the relative turned him in, but the relative reached out to KATC and told us that Lee asked her to call police because he wanted to turn himself in.

Lee was wanted after walking off from a work crew at the St. Landry Parish Solid Waste recycling center in the 2700 blk. of W. Landry St.

Records show Lee was booked in 2018 with a battery charge, as well weapons charges. He was booked in 2021 by Leonville Police with battery, simple criminal damage to property and warrants.

Police say Lee will be facing a new charge of Simple Escape and will be booked back into the St. Landry Parish Jail.

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