LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A man police described as "dangerous" is back behind bars, nearly three weeks after escaping house arrest.

LMPD caught up with Lavon Brown Monday.

Police say in early December he forced his way into a home, put a gun to the owner's head and demanded cash.

Brown was put on home incarceration, but cut off his ankle bracelet and escaped.

After recent escapes of two Louisville home incarceration inmates, a district court judge defended the decision to put some potentially dangers criminals in the program rather than jail.

Judge Sean Delahanty said there isn't enough room in jail for all inmates and Louisville's home incarceration -- or HIP -- is a good alternative.

"If you cut your ankle bracelet off, you're going to be charged with escape and you have an additional crime of escape and it's likely you're going to go to the penitentiary," he explained last week. "It's sort of rare that a person isn't found in a week or they don't surrender in a week."

Brown is expected to be arraigned Tuesday on the escape charge.

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