The inmate who allegedly escaped a Riverina jail last week has been arrested after being found by police in a Wagga home, more than 100 kilometres away from the prison.
Marc Allen, 33, was reported missing from the minimum-security Mannus Correctional Centre, just south of Tumbarumba, on Friday afternoon.
After three days of police searches, Allen was found at a home in Bourkelands shortly after midday yesterday.
Riverina Police District's Inspector Josh Broadfoot said the man was placed under arrest and taken to Wagga Police Station. Inspector Broadfoot said the arrest was made off the back of "great information" provided to police by members of the public as well as "great detective work".
According to Inspector Broadfoot, investigations into the exact circumstances of his alleged escape from the jail are continuing and he is expected to be charged with escaping custody.
"I'm not aware of any additional offences since he has been at liberty but we will certainly be looking into it," he said.
Police will be looking to determine the exact details of Allen's movement and actions since his alleged escape. "We'd like to know exactly where he's been and what he's been up to in the couple of days that he's been out of custody," Inspector Broadfoot said.
Wagga is more than 110 kilometres away from the Mannus Correctional Centre and police are investigating whether Allen had any assistance travelling to the city.