24-year-old Gilbert A. Lee, the inmate who escaped from a work crew assigned to Opelousas Police on Wednesday, was arrested Friday morning after a relative turned him in.

According to a press release from Opelousas PD, Lee was arrested by Leonville Police at the relative's home. Lee is being booked back into the St. Landry Parish Jail and faces a new charge of Simple Escape.

Lee was working at the St. Landry Parish Solid Waste recycling center in the 2700 block of West Landry Street when he walked off.

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