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OPP inmate back in custody after leaving work detail

Dwayne Young, 32 Dwayne Young, 32

New Orleans, La. - An escaped inmate is back in custody after police say he left a work detail Thursday morning.

Police say around 10:10am,  32 year-old Dwayne Young stripped off his orange OPP jumpsuit and left it near the paddle boats in City Park. 

Young was wearing green boxer shorts and rubber work boots. Witnesses say they saw Young in the area near Christian Brothers Middle School. The school was briefly put on lock down.

Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman says Young was arrested four days ago on a shoplifting charge. He does a several prior offenses that include armed robbery and attempted forcible rape.

It is not clear yet where Young was found.

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