Lake Charles –
This morning at approximately 10:30 inmate trustee Jonathon B. Alexander, who walked off of his Calcasieu Correctional Center trusty job at the Louisiana State Police yesterday afternoon was captured.
It was learned that Alexander had stolen a hearse from a local business located on Egret Street in Lake Charles. At approximately 9:30 this morning authorities with the Orange Police Department in Texas located the stolen hearse, abandoned. Later the same morning Orange P.D. observed a car that had been stolen through their agency with Alexander located inside. Alexander was apprehended and taken into custody.
Alexander will be charged with simple escape.
Alexander may also be facing additional charges through the Orange Police Department.
The Lake Charles Police Department is handling the case of the stolen hearse.