ZACHARY, LA (WAFB) - The Louisiana Department of Corrections said Monday that authorities have captured an inmate who escaped earlier that day by leaving a worksite.
Stephen Dyer, the sought inmate, is back in custody.
DOC said Dyer was part of a trash pickup crew on Plank Road near the parish line, but a correction's officer noticed he was gone after a head count was done around 10:45 a.m.
Officials said Dyer was transferred to DCI on April 3, 2017.
The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office, East Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office, and Zachary Police Department assisted in the search.