Posted: Oct 19, 2010 8:09 AM by Andrea Fontenot
Updated: Oct 19, 2010 10:40 AM
East Baton Rouge Parish deputies are searching for an inmate who escaped from the downtown courthouse around 7:45 a.m. Tuesday.
Demond Cook, 34, has been previously charged with 2 counts of armed robbery, and 1 count of 2nd degree kidnapping. Cook was being transported by Catahoula deputies for a motion hearing today when he escaped.
Cook was supposed to be setenced to life in prison today. Law enforcement agencies consider him to be extremely dangerous.
South Boulevard Elementary is on lock-down due to the search.
We have a crew on the scene, and we will keep you updated on the situation.