96°
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
3 Day Outlook
Wed
100°
78°
20%
Thu
98°
77°
60%
Fri
97°
75°
20%

Latest Weather Blog

Follow our weather team on social media

Escapee injures himself

5 years ago October 04, 2009 Oct 4, 2009 Sunday, October 04 2009 Sunday, October 04, 2009 6:36:05 PM CDT in News
Source: Associated Press

A Bossier Parish city jail inmate jumped out of a jail van at 55 mph and was seriously injured, Bossier Parish sheriff's spokesman Ed Basswell said Sunday.

Claude Martin James, 45, of Bossier City was listed in fair condition at LSU Hospital in Shreveport.

James was one of five inmates being transported from the Bossier City Jail to the Bossier Parish Maximum Security Facility in Plain Dealing about 7 a.m. Saturday when he jumped onto state Highway 3 just north of Benton.  James' hands were handcuffed to his waist when he jumped.

James had been booked earlier Saturday for drug posession and disturbing the peace while intoxicated.

 

More News

comments powered by Disqus

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Radar
7 Days