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Inmate caught after escape

Deljoaoti Smith (Source: PCPSO) Deljoaoti Smith (Source: PCPSO)

An inmate who escaped while being transported to the Pointe Coupee Detention Center Tuesday afternoon is back in custody.

Deljoaoti Smith, 19, was being taken back to the detention center after violating the rules at the Academy Training Facility in Lacassinie.

Smith tried to jump out of the transport vehicle, causing the driver to crash, then escaped.

He had been in jail for simple burglary.  Now he'll be facing escape charges.

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