Caddo sheriff's deputies have caught up with a non-violent offender who walked away from a job while assigned to the Caddo Correctional Transitional Work Program.

The sheriff's office says 36-year-old Jason Sherrick had last been seen Friday at Southern Components in the 7300 block of Julie Frances Drive. He and his girlfriend, Chanell Beckham, were tracked to a hotel in Hammond, Indiana, last night.

The two were taken into custody by the Hammond Police Department and are awaiting extradition to Caddo Parish. Beckham was wanted on a forgery warrant out of Caddo Parish. Sherrick was wanted for simple escape. Investigators are also seeking a warrant for Beckham for assisting escape.

Sherrick was originally in jail for simple robbery and was due to be released in 11 months.

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