Deputy captures inmate who escaped from Central substation

LIVINGSTON PARISH, LA (WAFB) - An East Baton Rouge Parish inmate who escaped from his job at a Central substation last week has been captured.

Officials with the Sheriff's office say a deputy with the U.S. Marshal's Task Force caught  Joseph Pomares at a McDonalds located at Highway 43 and Interstate 12 after a short chase Sunday evening.

Pomares had been in prison since April 5 for unauthorized use of an access card and illegal possession of stolen items. He escaped on May 19.

He was booked into Livingston Parish prison as a fugitive and transported to EBR parish prison Tuesday. He has been charged with simple escape.

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