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Lockdown lifted at Lafayette County Schools; escapee back in police custody

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KTBS 3 News has learned that the lockdown at Lafayette County, Arkansas Schools has been lifted.

The Lafayette County Sheriff's Office confirms that 20-year-old Kenneth James Faulks was located at 12:41p.m. Friday only two blocks away from one of the schools.

Authorities say Faulks escaped police custody around 9:30a.m. when he was in transit to a nearby courthouse for an initial appearance related to an armed robbery charge.

Officials tell KTBS 3 News that the lockdown was lifted at 12:45p.m.

The school district's website states that the regular school schedule resumed after the lockdown ended.

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An Arklatex school district is on lockdown as authorities search the area for an escaped inmate.

Lafayette County School Officials confirm that both school campuses are currently under lockdown as authorities search for a man who escaped police custody.

A message posted on the school district's website states that "all children are safe and secured."

KTBS 3 News is awaiting more information from the Lafayette County Sheriff's Office.

Stay with KTBS 3 News and ktbs.com for more details as they become available.

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