Caught WBR escapee now faces new charges for alleged crimes while on the loose

Caught WBR escapee now faces new charges for alleged crimes while on the loose
Michael Jones (Source: EBRSO)

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A West Baton Rouge Parish escaped inmate who was arrested in Baton Rouge is now facing new charges in the Capital City.

Court documents state Michael Jones, 40, of Baton Rouge, broke into 18-wheelers on three separate occasions at Mr. Lucky’s Truck Stop on Airline Highway in Baton Rouge before being recaptured by authorities.

Investigators reported the break-ins happened between November 25 and November 28. Jones escaped West Baton Rouge Parish deputies in early November and was caught by the US Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force on December 2 in Baton Rouge.

Jones now faces three counts of simple burglary in East Baton Rouge Parish.

He could also face up to five years in prison on simple escape charges in West Baton Rouge Parish.

Jones jumped a fence and walked off from the work release facility while taking out the trash. He had been serving time since 2010 for an armed robbery. He was transferred to trustee status on October 11, 2018 and scheduled to be released on June 6, 2021.

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