- Associated Press - Thursday, April 2, 2015

GRETNA, La. (AP) - State police say a prisoner from the Eastern Louisiana State Mental Hospital who escaped in New Orleans earlier this week has been captured.

Trooper Melissa Matey says Lorenzo Conner was arrested in Jefferson Parish Thursday morning. Authorities say a Crimestopper’s tip led to the arrest.

Matey says Antonio Webb, a guard from the hospital, was booked Wednesday with malfeasance. Webb was an employee of the forensic division of the Eastern Louisiana State Mental Hospital where Conner was being held.

Conner, who is facing murder changes, escaped from a transport van Tuesday.

Matey says detectives developed evidence that Webb and Conner met Saturday at the hospital.

Webb is being held in the East Feliciana Parish jail.

Jail officials couldn’t provide the name of a defense attorney to comment on the charges.

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