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NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — New Orleans police arrested a 17-year-old who escaped from state custody on Wednesday, May 31.

The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) Special Operations Division found Tassin in the 1700 block of Elizardi Boulevard in Algiers around 7:45 p.m. on Thursday, June 1.

The escapee, identified as Curtis Tassin, ran away while being transferred to the city’s Juvenile Justice Intervention Center.

Tassin is one of the five teenagers who escaped from the Bridge City Center for Youth last year. Before being arrested, he had allegedly stolen a truck from Jefferson Parish before crashing it in Opelousas.

Tassin was charged with simple escape and theft for taking state property from the Office of Juvenile Justice during the initial escape.

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