Inmate back in custody

Published 12:04 am Friday, May 8, 2015

FERRIDAY — After a little more than two days on the run, the inmate who left a work detail in Ferriday is back in custody at Rivers Correctional Center.

U.S. Marshals arrested Terry Bilbo, 37, 22 Treemount Lane, Tullos, at a residence in Winnfield at approximately 3:23 p.m. Wednesday.

Bilbo was taken to the Winn Parish Sheriff’s Office. Officials with Rivers Correctional Center picked him up shortly thereafter and brought him back to Concordia Parish, where he was charged with  simple escape.

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Bilbo was scheduled to be released at the end of the month, but Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office Spokesman Vernon Stevens said the inmate lost all of the so-called “good time” credit he had earned when he ran away.

Bilbo was doing simple maintenance at Riverland Medical Center as part of a work crew Monday when he left the job site, telling those in charge he needed a bathroom break but never returning.

Bilbo’s uncle, David Batson, 66, 22 Treemount Lane, Tullos, was arrested Tuesday and charged with principal to simple escape.

CPSO officials alleged Batson met Bilbo at the hospital and transported him as part of the escape.

Bilbo was originally in prison following a conviction for simple burglary.