Inmate caught after walking off work release site

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Posted: Jun 18, 2013 5:23 PM by Russell Jones
Updated: Jun 18, 2013 5:23 PM
Source: U. S. Marshals Service

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BATON ROUGE - U. S. Marshals said they caught up to a work release inmate this afternoon after the man walked off his job site Monday.

Marshals arrested Tederick Bessie, 30, around 4 p.m. Tuesday afternoon in Baton Rouge. Authorities reported Bessie missing Monday after they said he wasn't at his work release site, a candy factory in Ponchatoula.

Authorities said they dropped Bessie off at the site that morning, but he apparently never entered the factory. They said nobody knew Bessie was missing until his shift ended and he wasn't there to be picked up.

Investigators believe someone picked him up early Monday from the factory, and gave him a ride into Baton Rouge where he was captured.

Bessie was in jail on a charge of simple robbery. Marshals said anyone who helped him get away from the work release program could face charges as well.

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