E. Feliciana deputies arrest escapee’s sister

East Feliciana Parish sheriff’s deputies on Thursday arrested the sister of a state work-release prisoner who escaped from his job site on Monday.

Karen New Fontana, 42, 7615 Magnolia Beach Road, Denham Springs, surrendered to sheriff’s deputies, who booked her with principal to simple escape, sheriff’s Sgt. Kevin Garig said.

Garig said Fontana drove the car in which her brother, Frankie New, 40, left his assigned job as a mechanic at Elam’s Auto Service and Body Shop in Jackson.

Deputies and State Police arrested New and his girlfriend, Sheryl Millsaps, 29, of New Iberia, at a Baton Rouge motel Tuesday night.