Manhunt ends in Natchitoches Parish, escapee captured in Lena

Manhunt ends in Natchitoches Parish, escapee captured in Lena
Brandon Wade Clark, 33 (Source: Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office)

NATCHITOCHES PARISH, LA (KSLA) - An escaped inmate who hopped a fence is back in custody.

Authorities say he was assigned to a work release detail in the Alexandria area, when he apparently jumped a fence, stole a 2018 Ford F-250 then led State Police and Rapides Parish Sheriff's Deputies on a pursuit into Natchitoches Parish near the Merrell Road where he apparently abandoned the vehicle and fled into nearby woods.

Authorities say Clark has ties to the Robeline-Marthaville areas was reportedly being held in the Rapides Jail on drug charges.

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