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Escaped work release inmate captured

Cletis Viet Vu (Source: St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office) Cletis Viet Vu (Source: St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office)
AMELIA, LA (WAFB) -

Authorities have caught an inmate they said left his work release job without permission Thursday morning.

The St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office reported Cletis Viet Vu, 31, of Amelia, was last seen on the job at an industrial yard on Degraville Road in Amelia around 8:30 a.m.

Officials said he was in prison on burglary charges.

Detectives learned that Viet Vu was in the New Orleans area.  Viet Vu was caught by State Police.

The investigation into the escape is ongoing and more arrests are pending.

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