UPDATE: Police capture escaped Opelousas inmate who walked off a work crew

St. Landry Parish

UPDATE, 11/5/21, 9 a.m.: Opelousas Police report that escaped inmate Gilbert A. Lee has been captured and re-arrested by Leonville Police. Lee was reportedly staying at a relative’s home, and the relatives turned him in.

Lee faces a charge of simple escape and will be booked back into the St. Landry Parish Jail.

ORIGINAL POST: OPELOUSAS, La. (KLFY) — An Opelousas inmate who was working at the St. Landry Parish Solid Waste recycling center has escaped, according to police, and law enforcement is actively searching for him.

Gilbert A. Lee, 24, is described as a white male, standing 5’9″ with brown hair and blue eyes. He was wearing black-rimmed glasses, a lime-green inmate top, blue jeans and black rubber boots. Lee was last seen headed north across W. Landry St. towards La. 104, according to Opelousas Police Maj. Mark Guidry.

Anyone who comes into contact with Lee should contact local law enforcement or call 911.

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