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Released prisoner re-arrested next day

4 years ago September 16, 2010 Sep 16, 2010 Thursday, September 16 2010 Thursday, September 16, 2010 5:40:43 AM EDT in News
Source: Associated Press

Authorities say a man who got out of the East Feliciana Parish Jail on Tuesday is accused of breaking into a convenience store early Wednesday.

Sheriff Talmadge Bunch tells The Advocate that deputies arrested 22-year-old Christopher Lee Whitfield after identifying him in surveillance video from a burglarized store between Jackson and Clinton.

Bunch said Whitfield had been jailed on a judge's order in a child support matter, but was released Tuesday.

Detective Don McKey said Whitfield was booked with simple burglary, but he also is a suspect in three earlier burglaries in the area.

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