Inmate arrested breaking back in prison with booze, food

January 26, 2018
This Wednesday, Jan, 24, 2018, photo provided by the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office in Beaumont, Texas, shows home-cooked treats taken from federal inmate Joshua Hansen, after he escaped from a federal prison near Beaumont with the intention of breaking back in laden with a duffle bag with bottles of alcohol and home-cooked treats. He was arrested Jan. 24, as he ran onto private land near the prison. (Jefferson County Sheriff's Office via AP)

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — An Texas inmate who had escaped has been arrested trying to break back in the prison with bottles of alcohol, tobacco and home-cooked food

The Jefferson County sheriff’s office says 25-year-old Joshua Hansen of Dallas has been charged with escape and possession of marijuana. He was originally imprisoned on a narcotics conviction.

Deputies spotted Hansen Wednesday as he ran onto private land near the prison in Beaumont and grabbed a duffel bag containing three bottles of brandy, some whisky, tobacco and “a large amount of home-cooked food.” They arrested him as he ran back toward the prison.

Nearby rancher Michael Latta told KFDM-TV that he has for years contended with low-level offenders who flee the facility only to later return.