Escaped inmate breaks ankle, gets recaptured
DONALDSONVILLE - Authorities said two inmates from the Ascension Parish Jail briefly escaped Thursday after they jumped a prison fence, injuring one prisoner's leg in the process.
Deputies said the jail received an anonymous tip from a resident driving by the Donaldsonville jail who noticed what appeared to be two male inmates outside of the jail's security fence.
The sheriff's office said jail personnel quickly identified and captured the two missing inmates, Lionel Caire of New Orleans and Brian Cavalier of Zachary. Caire was being held on charges of false imprisonment, simple criminal damage to property, armed robbery and theft.
Deputies said Cavalier, held on threatening communications charges, had broken his ankle while jumping over the jail's fence.
Sheriff Jeff Wiley of the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office said they're looking into how the inmates were able to get out that far. Both inmates were given additional escape charges after they were recaptured.
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