Man re-arrested after escaping from Southern Campus Police HQ
BATON ROUGE - A man is behind bars in East Baton Rouge Parish after he escaped from the Southern University Campus Police Department as officers were booking him.
25-year-old Frederick White was booked on charges of resisting an officer, theft, criminal damage to property and simple escape after he was taken back into police custody on Monday.
Southern PD reported White was arrested during a traffic stop and ensuing investigation after he provided false information about his identity to an officer. White later said he lied because he was afraid he had warrants, according to police.
After he was arrested, police took him to the Southern University Police Annex Building for processing. Once they had arrived, officers said they handcuffed White to the steel eye bolt bar that was bolted to the prisoner bench near the rear entrance of the annex.
When the officer went to secure a copy of White’s criminal history report, they said the man manipulated the bar he was cuffed to and slipped out of the rear entrance of the building. In the process of his escape, he broke the eye rod bar and escaped with a pair of nickel plated Smith and Wesson handcuffs which police said are valued at about $32.
A warrant for the at large suspect was issued, and he was apprehended on Monday.