CLINTON, La. – Authorities said a man who got out of the East Feliciana Parish Jail on Tuesday was accused of breaking into a convenience store early Wednesday. Sheriff Talmadge Bunch told The Advocate that deputies arrested 22-year-old Christopher Lee Whitfield after identifying him in surveillance video from a burglarized store between Jackson and Clinton.
Bunch said Whitfield had been jailed on a judge's order in a child support matter, but was released Tuesday.
Detective Don McKey said Whitfield was booked with simple burglary, but he also is a suspect in three earlier burglaries in the area.
It was not immediately known whether Whitfield has an attorney.
Information from: The Advocate, http://www.2theadvocate.com