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An escaped prisoner from Leesville captured in California

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LEESVILLE, La. (KALB News Channel 5 ) – A escaped prisoner from Louisiana was found and captured in California.

According to Leesville Police Department, fugitive, James Izell Turner was returned to the Leesville Police Department on August 22nd. The Leesville Police Department has been actively searching for Turner since his escape in March of 2010.

LPD said Turner was originally arrested on March 9, 2010, by the Leesville Police Department for possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute. He also had an active warrant out for contempt of court.

Turner escaped while he was in the process of being booked by an officer into the Leesville Police Department Jail. He allegedly pushed the officer to the ground and fled the grounds with another inmate.

LPD contacted several agencies to help in their search for Turner.

On July 21, he was captured in Bakersfield, Ca. Authorities returned him to Leesville on August 22nd. He was booked into the Leesville City Jail. 

He was charged with battery on a police officer, simple escape, possession of CDS- schedule II, and contempt of court for failure to appear for an arraignment.

Turner remains in jail at this time on a total bond of $9,000 which does not include the contempt of court due to the bond being denied.

 

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