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."