Former deputy pleads guilty to helping inmate escape
NAPOLEONVILLE, La. - A former Avoyelles Parish sheriff's deputy has been sentenced to 18 months for allowing an Assumption Parish prisoner to leave a jail transport van to buy drugs and the inmate didn't return.
Court records show Michelle George of Moreauville pleaded guilty this week to counts of assisting escape and malfeasance in office in a deal with prosecutors.
Prosecutors say George allowed inmate Felicia Daigle of Napoleonville to walk free March 26 in a known drug area of Paincourtville, purportedly to get illegal drugs. Daigle did not return but was arrested later.
George was ferrying Daigle and two other inmates from the Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office to the Avoyelles Correctional Center in Cottonport, where they were being held for the Assumption sheriff.
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