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BILLINGS (AP) A suspected casino robber who escaped from the Yellowstone County Detention Center was arrested Sunday night and returned to jail, officials said.

Undersheriff Jay Bell said deputies and SWAT officers arrested George Alan Cooper, 27, just before 10 p.m. at the home of his girlfriend, Julene Roberta Korte.

Korte is expected to appear in Justice Court Monday with her mother, Julene Theriault, on obstruction of justice charges for allegedly helping hide Cooper after his April 28 escape.

Cooper is charged with nine robberies in Billings and Helena.

Yellowstone County authorities said Cooper lost about 50 pounds in the month he was in jail and escaped by squeezing through a foot-wide window in his cell.

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