Inmate captured who walked away from work release program

Tederick Bessie (Source: LPSO)
Tederick Bessie (Source: LPSO)

PONCHATOULA, LA (WAFB) - U.S. Marshals have captured an inmate who walked away from a work release program.

According to reports, Tederick Bessie walked away from Elmer's Chocolate Factory in Ponchatoula around 6 a.m. Monday. He was captured just before 5 p.m. Tuesday by the U.S. Marshals Office.

Bessie, 30, had been serving time for simple robbery.  He was scheduled for release in January 2015.

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