Art. 575.  Interruption of time limitations

The periods of limitation established by this Chapter shall be interrupted when the defendant:

(1)  For the purpose of avoiding detection, apprehension or prosecution, flees from the state, is outside the state, or is absent from his usual place of abode within the state; or

(2)  Lacks mental capacity to proceed at trial and is committed in accordance with Article 648 of this Code.

Amended by Acts 1979, No. 318, §1.