An escaped inmate is back in custody in Tyler, Texas.

Timothy Chapelle managed to break out of a van while he was being transported between two Smith County jails.

While on the run, Chapelle broke into two homes. Deputies then caught him and returned him to custody.

Authorities say Chappelle was able to escape by kicking out a window. The sheriff says the van will be retrofitted with bars.

Chappelle was originally in custody on a criminal mischief charge. He is now facing burglary and escape charges as well.

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