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Work release inmate back in custody after morning escape

3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago Sunday, September 22 2019 Sep 22, 2019 September 22, 2019 1:17 PM September 22, 2019 in News
Source: WBRZ

WALKER - A work releases inmate was briefly on the lam Sunday morning, prompting a search of areas along I-12 in Walker.

The sheriff’s office said the inmate left a facility Sunday morning and was back in custody around lunchtime.

People reported seeing numerous law enforcement officers search areas along Black Mud Road. They reported seeing a helicopter hover above the area, too.

The sheriff’s office did not release the inmate’s name and said the Lock 5 work release company was involved.

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