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Police: Inmate being processed at Morgan City jail runs from facility

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Posted at 2:46 PM, Aug 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-29 15:47:06-04

The Morgan City Police Department has captured an inmate that they say ran from the jail facility on Thursday.

Police say 32-year-old Alton M. Kemp Jr. of Centerville was being processed for release to another agency on an active warrant when he ran from the facility. Officers pursued him and he was captured within a short distance from Morgan City Police Department.

Kemp was placed under arrest and transported back to the Morgan City Police Department. He was booked on a charge of simple escape.