The prisoner who escaped during his transfer in the Gard on 23 May has been found in the Ardèche.
The 35 year old man who managed to escape during a comfort stop on his way from Villeneuve-lès-Maguelone to the court at Alès, was found in Aubenas, Ardeche.
A huge police operation has been underway since his disappearance. The prisoner,
Gilles Lepage, a native of Ardèche, had been imprisoned for over fifty robberies.
He was spotted driving a scooter without a helmet, and refused to stop. Police finally arrested him in the garden of a house at around 10pm in the Ponson commercial area in Aubenas.
Source: France 3, Midi Libre