Authorities catch work-release inmate on the run for more than a month

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A work-release inmate who left his job site without permission more than a month ago is now back behind bars.

Court documents show Lynndrick Huey, 24, of New Orleans, was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on Wednesday. He is charged with simple escape.

Officials said Huey left his work-release job in Baton Rouge on Sunday, April 1.

They did not explain the details of his capture.

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Huey was in the work-release program after getting arrested on drug charges in New Orleans.

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