Baton Rouge Police officers apprehended two Dixon Correctional Institute inmates late Sunday night after they escaped Sunday afternoon from a work detail, said Pam Laborde, Department of Corrections spokeswoman.
The two inmates, Brett Hebert, 23, and Charles Lidberg, 22, were on work duty at the Department of Transportation and Development building when they managed to walk away from the building’s grounds, Laborde said.
The inmates were seen walking along the railroad tracks near Acme Brick company on Choctaw Drive right before police found them, Laborde said.
Police received a call saying two men in prison uniforms were seen walking down Choctaw Drive near Ardenwood around 10 p.m., said Cpl. L’Jean McKneely, a Baton Rouge Police spokesman.
Police went out to the area and found Hebert and Lidberg, McKneely said.
Earlier Sunday afternoon, several law enforcement agencies searched around the Spanishtown Area near Fuqua Street, Laborde had said, but they did not find the two escapees.
The two inmates will likely be taken to Parish Prison, then moved back to Dixon Correctional Institute, McKneely said.