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Escapee captured in Vidalia

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VIDALIA, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Vidalia Police have arrested the inmate who escaped from a transport van while being transferred from Tensas to Avoyelles Parish.

Melvin Videau, escaped Thursday night as the van stopped in Ferriday for gasoline. Early on Friday, Vidalia Police were advised by a furniture store in the city that a suspicious man was spotted in a furniture truck behind the store.

As police were in route, the man left and walked across the street to Walmart. As Vidalia officers went inside, they spotted Videau. Officers approached, arrested and cuffed the inmate without incident.

Videau was booked and charged with simple escape at the Concordia Sheriff's Office. He is now in the Concordia Correction Facility.

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