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Escaped inmate steals car from Lafayette dealership

9 months 1 week 4 days ago September 15, 2016 Sep 15, 2016 Thursday, September 15 2016 September 15, 2016 2:24 PM in News
Source: WBRZ

LAFAYETTE – Deputies in Lafayette Parish say an inmate who walked away from a housing unit Wednesday later stole a car from a car dealership Thursday has been arrested.

According to a KATC report, Shane Paul Thomas has an extensive criminal history including drug and theft charges. After deputies discovered that Thomas walked away from the housing unit, a manhunt began and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

Thursday, Posh Pre-Owned in Lafayette reported that Thomas stole a 2015 white convertible Ford Mustang. Thomas allegedly tried to trade in another vehicle, then drove away with the Mustang.

Crowley Police arrested Thomas at a Dollar General Store in Rayne, La., the chief of police confirmed.

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