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St. Tammany Parish jail inmate captured in Hattiesburg

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Anthony Lance Alexius. Image source:  St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Department. Anthony Lance Alexius. Image source: St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Department.
HATTIESBURG, MS -

The St. Tammany Parish inmate who escaped Sunday morning was arrested later that night in Hattiesburg, according to Hattiesburg Police Department's Lt. Jon Traxler. 

Twenty-six-year-old Anthony Lance Alexius was located at a Hattiesburg hotel, according to Traxler.

He was taken to the Forrest County Jail and later turned over to the St. Tammany Parish deputies for extradition back to Louisiana.

Authorities were searching St. Tammany Parish for Alexius, who reportedly walked away from his work detail.

 According to St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Department Alexius was assigned to work in the St. Tammany Parish jail kitchen when he escaped.  Authorities said he was picked up by an unidentified person around 11:15 Sunday morning.

 Alexius, who has been sentenced to less than five years in jail for narcotics related offenses, was considered an inmate worker because he met the qualifications set by the sheriff's department.

He reportedly has no violent criminal arrests in his background.

Alexius has been charged with simple escape, which carries up to five additional years following his current sentence.

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