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An inmate who had escaped from a courthouse in Kamphaeng Phet province on Monday was arrested 15 hours later at his friend's house nearby, police said on Tuesday. 

Jirawat Klangpakdee, 45, assaulted and injured a police officer, with help from a fellow prisoner, and broke out to care for his four-month-old baby. 

The escaped convict was hiding at the house where his friend's wife resides. The house owner is serving time in prison on drug charges, police said.

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