Escaped inmate back in custody

March 21, 2007 at 3:32 pm  | Mobile Reader | Pring this storyPrint 

St. Charles inmate Wallace Gabriel was arrested by Harahan police after escaping from the Nelson Correctional Center in Killona.

An Avondale man who made a daring daylight escape March 1 from the Nelson Coleman Correctional Facility was back behind bars last Tuesday night.

Wallace Gabriel, 47, was arrested in Jefferson Parish for his involvement in an auto theft case the JPSO was investigating March 13. Gabriel gave a false name after being arrested but was recognized by detectives, according to St. Charles Sheriff’s Spokesman Capt. Pat Yoes.

He was an inmate at the St. Charles Parish jail after being nabbed for auto theft in St. Charles on Jan. 29, according to authorities.

The manhunt for Gabriel began after he escaped earlier this month from the correctional facility by scaling a razor wire fence.

Once he is released from the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center he will be transferred back to St. Charles and booked with an additional charge of escape.

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