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Escaped W. Feliciana inmate will cost taxpayers

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Posted: Jan 10, 2011 5:48 PM by Stephanie Ryan
Updated: Jan 10, 2011 5:48 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: escaped inmate, St. Francisville, West Feliciana, Sheriff Austin Daniel, David St. Germain, Slidell, West Feliciana Parish Jail

ST. FRANCISVILLE-- Deputies worked more than a hundred overtime hours last week checking cars leaving St. Francisville as they searched for escaped inmate David St. Germain, according to deputies with the Sheriff's Office. It's not the only way his escape will cost taxpayers.

Warden Randy Holden is looking into a new 12-foot fence with more razor wire, and hopes to eventually have a new video system installed at the jail to monitor inmates.

The jail was built in 1948, according to Sheriff Daniel, who says the jail is difficult to patch up. Still, Holden tore down the dog pen that St. Germain used to escape, to make it more difficult for anyone else to break free.

US Marshals spotted St. Germain in Slidell late last week, but lost track of him in the woods after a foot chase. They believe St. Germain stole cooking food off a grill Friday, but still have not found him.

When St. Germain is caught, Holden said he will remain in a single cell, where he will stay in shackles and chains-- that's if he isn't transferred to a higher-security facility.

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