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Man arrested in Mexico 15 year after the escape of a Louisiana prison, officials say

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The convicted that in Mexico 15 year after the flight

The 44-year-old man was serving a twelve year prison sentence for burglary.

A man was arrested in Mexico 15 years after he escaped from a Louisiana prison, while that time for a burglary, officials said Friday.

Lonnie Joseph Payne, 44, is being held in the Montgomery County Jail in Conroe, Texas, and will be moved to East Feliciana Parish Prison in Louisiana on a Monday, The Advocate reported. The prison records showed Payne was living in Cancun, Mexico prior to his arrest.

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Payne was in the prison, where a 12-year sentence when he escaped in July 2003. The then 29-year-old prisoner was the trimming of grass between the two fences earlier in the day and had one of the gates opened.

He returned to the area that later climbed the 8-foot outer fence and escaped, The Lawyer reported.

It is unclear how the government is Payne.

Katherine Lam is a breaking and trending news digital producer for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter via @bykatherinelam

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