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Keana Barnes captured in Los Angeles

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LOS ANGELES, Ca. (KNOE 8 News) - A Louisiana fugitive has been captured nearly 2,000 miles away in Los Angeles.

Keana Barnes was arrested Monday evening in California after escaping from the women's prison in St. Gabriel on January 1, 2013.

Los Angeles Police officials say that the arresting officer spotted her on the street and recognized Barnes from her wanted poster.

She initially gave a fake name but came clean that she was an escapee from Louisiana.

She remains jailed without bond.

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