Escaped work release inmate captured after month-long search
BATON ROUGE- Authorities have captured a work release inmate that escaped early last month.
On April 1 authorities were contacted in regards to a work release inmate, Lyndrick Huey, who failed to return to the facility as scheduled.
According to the arrest report, Huey was assigned to the EBR Parish Work Release Program in October, and was then assigned to work at a local business that same month. Before his escape, Huey had worked at the local business without any problems.
On the day he escaped, Huey was assigned to work at the business from 11 a.m. until his scheduled pickup at 9 p.m.
At approximately 8:30 p.m. the driver of the work release van discovered that the business where Huey was supposed to be working was closed. At 9 p.m. Huey was seen walking across the parking lot, according arrest records.
Huey then got into the van, which went to pick up other work release inmates. As the van stopped to pick up another person, Huey got out of the van without permission and left.
Huey is back in DOC custody and is charged with one count of simple escape.
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