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Escaped Cameron Parish inmate arrested


CAMERON, Louisiana — An inmate who escaped from the Cameron Parish jail is back in custody.

Sheriff Ron Johnson says 45-year-old Billy James LaCombe, of Lake Arthur, was arrested Wednesday morning on a simple escape charge. He had been in jail on three counts each of felony theft and felony trespass.

Johnson tells The American Press ( ) LaCombe escaped late Tuesday out of an unlocked door, went down a flight of stairs then through a spot in the wall. Johnson says the wall has since been fixed but an investigation continues into how LaCombe managed to get out.

Johnson says LaCombe planned the escape and had his girlfriend, 22-year-old Karen Guidry, and brother, 49-year-old Wilfred LaCombe Jr., waiting to pick him up.

Information from: American Press,

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