Fugitive from Ascension Parish captured in Baton Rouge
BATON ROUGE - A man hospitalized in Baton Rouge and wanted by the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office tried to escape early this morning, according to authorities.
The Ascension Parish Office contacted East Baton Rouge Parish deputies for assistance when Kenneth Wagner, 24, was about to be released from Our Lady of the Lake Hospital. He's wanted for numerous charges, including witness intimidation and simple kidnapping.
Investigators said Wagner ran from hospital security at 3:40 a.m., down Essen Lane toward Wards Creek.
Sheriff's deputies brought in Baton Rouge Police Department K9's to flush him out. Once Wagner was in custody deputies discovered he also had an active warrant for his arrest in Baton Rouge.
Wagner was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison as a fugitive from justice.