Update: Inmate who escaped from Rayne jail captured

LeRoy "Chip" Begnaud. (Source: Rayne Police Department)
LeRoy "Chip" Begnaud. (Source: Rayne Police Department)

RAYNE, LA (KPLC) - Rayne Police Chief Carroll Stelly said that an escaped inmate has been captured.

Stelly said 29-year-old LeRoy "Chip" Begnaud, a trustee, escaped from the City of Rayne Jail on Thursday. Begnaud was arrested without incident Friday night in Lafayette by the US Marshals Violent Crimes Task Force.

"Begnaud was a trustee, and in such a position, had authority to be out of a cell to assist with maintenance and cleaning around the station," Stelly said in a news release. "It is believed that Begnaud had assistance from an outside party with his escape."

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