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Inmate accused of Thanksgiving Day escape is recaptured

November 30, 2021 GMT

BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) — An inmate who escaped from a facility in the Baton Rouge area has been captured in Bossier City, authorities said.

Shwilliam Cheevis, 23, was apprehended Monday and taken into custody without incident, Bossier City police said.

Law officers were acting on a tip and found Cheevis at an apartment complex with his girlfriend, KSLA-TV reported.

Cheevis had escaped from the Dixon Correctional Institute on Thanksgiving Day, authorities said. He was serving time for sentences from Caddo Parish that included aggravated second-degree battery and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.