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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)
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.

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