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  • WBR work release inmate captured after escape, car chase

    February 27, 2017 11:09 AM

    WEST BATON ROUGE – Authorities say a West Baton Rouge work release inmate is back in custody after an escape and car chase overnight. According to the sheriff's office, Rickey Lake, 34, went missing after 10:30 p.m. on Sunday. Lake did not appear for the 12:30 a.m. headcount and... more »
  • Escapees from Monroe youth center captured

    February 4, 2017 4:53 PM

    MONROE - Two teenagers who escaped from the Swanson Center for Youth are back in custody. Louisiana State Police say 18-year-old Kevin Provost, a 17-year-old and a 16-year-old escaped the facility on Monday. Provost and the 17-year-old were captured Saturday. State police, in a news release, said both face charges... more »
  • State Police: Escapees from Swanson Center for Youth captured

    February 4, 2017 2:08 PM

    MONROE - Two youths from Swanson Center for Youth escaped from the facility on Monday, Jan. 30. On Feb. 4 around 10:15 a.m., both Kiore Collins and Kelvin Provost were captured and taken into custody, according to State Police. State Police, along with the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office,... more »
  • Kansas man admits to robbing bank to escape his wife

    January 23, 2017 6:23 PM

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. - A 70-year-old man who told investigators after robbing a Kansas bank that he'd rather be imprisoned than with his wife has admitted carrying out the holdup. Lawrence Ripple pleaded guilty Monday in Kansas City, Kansas, to a federal bank robbery count. He faces up to 20... more »
  • Deputies searching for 'improperly released' inmate in Lafayette

    October 26, 2016 3:24 PM

    LAFAYETTE – Lafayette Parish deputies are searching for an inmate who was ‘improperly released’ Wednesday afternoon. According to a KATC report, 29-year-old Joshua Simon was last seen wearing a black t-shirt and blue jeans. He is described as being 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing 155 pounds. ... more »
  • Employee fired after inmates escape Play Video

    October 14, 2016 6:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - At least one person working for a private work release management company was fired over the escape of two offenders Thursday. Specifics about the employee's firing were not release, but company officials told WBRZ Friday - the day after the escape - issues with how the... more »
  • Man escapes Shreveport Police custody at University Health

    October 14, 2016 12:13 PM

    SHREVEPORT – Shreveport Police are searching for a prisoner who managed to escape from custody early Friday morning while being transported to University Health. Police are searching for 24-year-old Ralphell Young around the hospital area. Police say that Young escaped on Friday around 3:30 a.m. He was last seen... more »
  • Escaped inmate steals car from Lafayette dealership

    September 15, 2016 3:24 PM

    LAFAYETTE – Deputies in Lafayette Parish say an inmate who walked away from a housing unit Wednesday later stole a car from a car dealership Thursday has been arrested. According to a KATC report, Shane Paul Thomas has an extensive criminal history including drug and theft charges. After deputies... more »
  • Escaped Assumption inmate captured in Terrebonne Parish

    September 14, 2016 2:35 PM

    MORGAN CITY – Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Facon says an inmate who escaped from deputies earlier this week was captured in Terrebonne Parish Sunday evening. According to Leland, 44-year-old Drake Domangue escaped custody Wednesday morning while deputies were transporting him for mental health treatment. He was captured and booked... more »
  • Authorities: 2 inmates escape from Gulfport detention center

    September 11, 2016 1:40 PM

    GULFPORT - Mississippi authorities say two inmates have escaped from a Gulfport detention facility. The Sun Herald reports that 21-year-old Zachary Savoie and 33-year-old Joshua Walton were reported missing early Sunday morning from the Harrison County Community Work Center. The state Department of Corrections says Savoie was serving a four-year... more »
  • Lemurs make a run for it at BREC Zoo

    June 13, 2016 3:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two animals at the BREC Baton Rouge Zoo tried to make a run for it this morning, escaping from an open gate. Two black and white lemurs, a male and female, passed through a gate left open this morning by a zoo keeper. Their freedom lasted... more »
  • Man re-arrested after escaping from Southern Campus Police HQ

    June 7, 2016 12:32 PM

    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... more »
  • WBR jail leads in work release inmate escapes with 22 in 2 years

    April 18, 2016 1:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A new audit has found that the state's work release program for prisoners has had more than 250 escapes in the past two years alone. The legislative auditor found that the program does have its benefits, including saving money on inmate housing and decreasing the number... more »
  • 2 escape from Avoyelles jail; 1 still at large

    March 23, 2016 4:35 PM

    MARKSVILLE - Two inmates escaped from the Avoyelles Detention Center, and one is still at large. Sheriff Doug Anderson tells KATC-TV that Kyron Folse and Frank Sneed were discovered missing from their cell at about 5:30 a.m. Wednesday. He says they apparently had chipped a hole in the ceiling, crawled... more »
  • California inmates escape, likely armed

    January 24, 2016 1:14 PM

    ORANGE COUNTY, Ca. - Officials say the three inmates who escaped from a Southern California maximum-security jail should be considered armed and dangerous. Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens said at a Sunday news conference that members of the public should not approach the men if they are spotted. Local and... more »
  • Mistakenly released killer arrested in Georgia

    October 2, 2015 1:52 AM

    ATLANTA- Authorities have captured an inmate that was mistakenly let out of a jail earlier this week in Louisiana. The U.S. Marshals Service arrested Benjuiel Johnson, 32, just after midnight Friday morning at a motel just outside of Atlanta. Authorities in Georgia said a Gwinett County deputy assigned to... more »
  • Manhunt continues for killer accidentally released from jail Play Video

    September 29, 2015 2:09 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - U.S. Marshals have joined the search for a convicted killer who was mistakenly released from jail this weekend. The search, which was revealed Tuesday, will continue overnight and into Wednesday morning since Benjuiel Johnson, 32, remains at large. Johnson was allowed to be released Saturday. The state... more »
  • St. Helena Parish upgrades jail Play Video

    September 16, 2015 6:22 PM

    GREENSBURG - St. Helena Parish is wrapping up upgrades to the parish jail this week. Money from a capital outlay grant was used to build a prisoner entry sally port which encloses inmates while they're being transported from the vehicle to the jail. St. Helena officials told News 2... more »
  • Prisoners, girlfriend arrested for work release booty call

    August 25, 2015 1:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies charged a woman with helping her boyfriend and another man get away from their work release job site in East Baton Rouge Parish this week. Deputies charged 29-year-old Tecarie Joseph and 28-year-old Anthony Walker with simple escape after they were re-captured. Investigators charged 26-year-old... more »
  • Former deputy pleads guilty to helping inmate escape

    August 9, 2015 11:52 AM

    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... more »
  • Inmate escapes from work release facility

    July 17, 2015 6:30 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Deputies in West Feliciana Parish said an inmate escaped from a work release program Friday and was recaptured a short time later. Authorities said Titus Huddleston was in jail for simple burglary and got away from the work release facility at 9943 West Feliciana Parkway in... more »
  • 1 of 2 escaped NY prisoners shot and killed

    June 26, 2015 4:51 PM

    NEW YORK - One of two convicted killers who staged a brazen escape from an upstate New York maximum-security prison and had been hunted for three weeks has been shot and killed. An official with knowledge of the manhunt says Richard Matt was killed and David Sweat is still on... more »
  • Wolverine tries to escape from carrier at New Jersey airport

    April 15, 2015 2:22 PM

    NEWARK, NJ - Authorities say a wolverine tried to escape from its metal carrier at a New Jersey airport and had to be tranquilized. Joe Pentangelo with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says officers were called to Terminal C at Newark Liberty International Airport on Tuesday... more »
  • Escaped murder suspect caught in New Orleans

    April 2, 2015 12:09 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana State Police said thanks to an anonymous tip, authorities caught up with an escaped prisoner Thursday who busted out of a transport van in New Orleans this week. Troopers said Lorenzo Conner, who is suspected of murder, was taken into custody at a Gretna residence.... more »
  • Corrections officer arrested over inmate's escape

    April 2, 2015 9:30 AM

    NAPOLEONVILLE- Authorities say an Avoyelles Parish correctional officer's decision to make an unscheduled stop last week to let an inmate she was transporting to jail to buy drugs backfired. Assumption Parish deputies say the inmate never returned with the drugs and escaped. Felicia Daigle was found more than three hours... more »
  • Corrections officer accused of letting escapee buy drugs

    April 1, 2015 11:50 AM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - Sheriff's investigators in Assumption Parish arrested an Avoyelles Parish corrections officer in connection with an inmate's escape last week, and said the officer let the inmate out to buy drugs at one point. Sheriff Mike Waguespack said Officer Michelle George, 47, was charged with assisting escape, obstruction... more »
  • Taste of freedom turns sour for escapee

    March 26, 2015 8:19 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - A three-hour search for an escaped inmate ended around 10 p.m. Thursday when Felicia Daigle, 30, was apprehended. Shortly before 7, deputies said she managed to escape while being transported by the Avoyelles Women's Correctional Center. Deputies said Daigle was from the Napoleonville area and was... more »
  • 2 loose llamas lassoed after running amok near Phoenix

    February 26, 2015 2:24 PM

    SUN CITY, AZ - Two quick-footed therapy llamas that dashed in and out of traffic in a Phoenix-area retirement community were captured by authorities Thursday, causing a stir in the streets and on social media. Television footage showed a large, white llama and a smaller, black llama darting through the... more »
  • Sheriff: Prison escapee wounded by homeowner, captured

    February 20, 2015 2:03 AM

    WALLACE, ID - Authorities say a prisoner who escaped earlier from the county jail in Wallace, Idaho, has been captured after he was shot and wounded by a homeowner. A Wallace-area resident encountered 48-year-old Roy Bieluch when he went to check on his barking dog Thursday evening. The Shoshone County... more »
  • Prison escapee caught in drain pipe

    February 15, 2015 4:44 PM

    FRANKLINTON - Washington Parish deputies have caught an inmate who allegedly slipped out of shackles and jumped from a sheriff's vehicle after a hospital visit. Mike Haley of the sheriff's office says 39-year-old, Kaunda Lopaz Magee, was found Sunday in a drainage pipe near Franklinton. He says Magee was still... more »
  • Man who escaped in handcuffs caught

    January 27, 2015 2:50 PM

    GONZALES - Deputies re-arrested a man who investigators said broke free during an arrest in Ascension Parish last night. A department spokesperson said Ricardo Rodriguez is wanted for sex crimes out of Georgia. An APSO deputy stopped Rodriguez Monday night in the area of Airline Highway and Highway... more »
  • Deputies looking for man who escaped during arrest

    January 26, 2015 9:03 PM

    GONZALES - Sheriff's deputies are searching for a man who was able to break free from a deputy during the course of an arrest Monday night. The Ascension Parish Sheriff's office sent an alert, asking people in the area of Airline Highway and Highway 74 to be on the... more »
  • Cows escape, cause stir at LSU

    November 10, 2014 1:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU Police said an unsecured gate let a half-dozen cows get loose from a barn on the campus Sunday night. Capt. Cory Lalonde said the cows were recovered in less than an hour, but not before wandering down near Sorority Row. One adventurous bovine was... more »
  • DOC: Prisoner shot trying to escape Elayn Hunt Play Video

    October 3, 2014 4:58 PM

    ST. GABRIEL - Department of Corrections officials said officers from Elayn Hunt Correctional Center shot a man convicted of attempted murder who tried to escape Friday afternoon. A DOC spokesperson said officers shot and injured Troy Watson, 22, after Watson fled from a work crew he was assigned to.... more »
  • Escape not detected for 2 days

    September 30, 2014 7:45 PM

    MARYSVILLE, WASHINGTON- An escape wasn't detected in a city jail north of Seattle for two days and until the prisoner's lawyer showed up to talk to him. Rhyan Vasquez is now back in the Marysville City Jail after jailers looked a surveillance video and saw he had backed out... more »
  • Police: Escaped school shooter captured Play Video

    September 12, 2014 2:15 AM

    LIMA, OH - A teenager convicted of killing three Ohio high school students has been captured after escaping from prison, and two prisoners who fled with him are also back in custody. A spokeswoman for the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction says State Highway Patrol troopers found 19-year-old T.J. Lane... more »
  • Blind man escapes apartment blaze

    September 5, 2014 8:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A man, who is blind, lit his apartment on fire attempting to light a cigarette Friday evening. The fire department was called to the Black Stone Manor Apartments on Brookstown Drive. A bedroom of a ground-floor apartment was on fire, the department reported. The man told... more »
  • Disturbance at detention center where 32 escaped Play Video

    September 4, 2014 2:58 AM

    NASHVILLE, TN - A disturbance has broken out at the same Nashville juvenile detention center where more than 30 teens escaped earlier this week. Tennessee Department of Children's Services spokesman Rob Johnson says about 20 teens - some of whom were involved in Monday night's escape - are roaming the... more »
  • 32 teens escape from Tenn. detention center; 9 still on lam

    September 2, 2014 11:56 AM

    NASHVILLE, TN - Officials say 32 teens escaped from a Nashville youth detention center by crawling under a fence late Monday, and 9 of them were still on the run Tuesday. Department of Children's Services spokesman Rob Johnson says the teens - ages 14 to 19 - left their rooms... more »
  • Avoyelles escapees captured in Port Allen Play Video

    July 29, 2014 5:58 AM

    PORT ALLEN - Two women out of Avoyelles Parish are now behind bars in West Baton Rouge. 28-year-old Lindsey Howell and 39-year-old Christie Theriot were on the run after escaping from Avoyelles Simmesport Women's Corrections Center. The women were taken into custody at a motel in Port Allen. ... more »
  • Sheriff calls for new jail after escape Play Video

    July 8, 2014 5:03 PM

    AMITE - Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards said his old jail building may be to blame for allowing a prisoner to escape. But the prisoner also had some help and now he's back behind bars. Verdale Moore escaped Sunday night from the Tangipahoa jail by using a piece of... more »
  • EBRSO searching for escaped trustee

    May 19, 2014 4:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies said an East Baton Rouge Parish trustee walked away from their job Monday afternoon. Deputies said Joseph Pomares, 42, was last seen around 1 p.m. at the Central Substation. He's 5'9" and weighs around 130 pounds. Records showed Pomares was arrested April 5... more »
  • Juveniles beats up guard, back in custody

    April 26, 2014 4:27 PM

    HARVEY - Authorities say two teenagers are back in custody in Jefferson Parish. They had escaped the Rivarde Juvenile Detention Center after a guard was severely beaten. The boys are 14 and 16. Col. John Fortunato, spokesman for the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office, says the guard entered the younger boy's... more »
  • Inmate accused of choking deputy out, escaping

    April 25, 2014 4:17 PM

    OPELOUSAS - Prosecutors filed additional charges Friday against a St. Landry Parish inmate who's accused of choking a guard unconscious and escaping from a dentist's office earlier this week. Tyrone Byers, who escaped from custody for a few hours Tuesday morning, now faces battery and escape charges in addition... more »
  • Captured inmate still in hospital with dog bites

    March 17, 2014 3:16 PM

    HAMMOND - The inmate recaptured after an escape and massive manhunt last week is still in the hospital due to bites from the K9s who found him, according to authorities. Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards told WWL-TV that Christopher Ricker, 35, will face additional charges for his escape. ... more »
  • 2 die, 3 escape in St. Landry Parish house fire

    March 3, 2014 3:27 PM

    LAWTELL- An early morning house fire in St. Landry Parish has claimed the lives a 72 year-old man and his wife. It happened just after 4 a.m. Monday at the couple's home in Lawtell. Investigators say Willis Semien and his 66 year-old wife, Lou Anna Semien, died in... more »
  • Two Angola cellmates captured after escaping

    September 22, 2013 4:23 PM

    ANGOLA - Two Angola cellmates have been captured after attempting a daring plan to escape from jail. While in the prison yard this morning, the two inmates broke through the bottom of one gate and climbed over another before taking off into a wooded area. The Angola Chase... more »
  • Two Angola inmates have escaped, police in hot pursuit

    September 22, 2013 10:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Two inmates are on the run after escaping from Angola State Prison. State police and the West Feliciana Sheriff's Office are currently in hot pursuit. According to the a prison official, the police have them surrounded. Both of the inmates are serving life sentences, one... more »
  • Zoo will let escaped eagle fly free

    July 26, 2013 12:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Zoo officials have given up most hope that a missing eagle will return. The bald eagle flew the coop just before Independence Day when it was spooked by zookeepers in its cage. The eagle flew threw fencing, and into the wild. Thursday, after nearly a month... more »
  • Zoo workers flabbergasted about eagle's escape Play Video

    July 3, 2013 9:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo is searching for one of their own after a bald eagle escaped. The zoo is asking for help finding the bird who may not be safe out on his own. "If it can make it on it's own, we don't know yet,"... more »
  • Bald eagle escapes from Baton Rouge zoo

    July 3, 2013 3:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Hours before the nation's birthday, a bald eagle escaped from the zoo. There is a large effort to find the bird, and the zoo is asking for assistance from the public. It managed to escape sometime Wednesday while workers were doing routine maintenance on the exhibit,... more »
  • Prisoner escapes from St. Charles Parish jail

    July 2, 2013 12:37 PM

    KILLONA, La. - St. Charles Parish sheriff's deputies say a prisoner has escaped from the Nelson Coleman Correctional Center in Killona. Deputies say 35-year-old Charles J. Conrad III was working in the kitchen at the jail when he climbed over a fence near a trash bin early Tuesday morning. He... more »
  • Mom, children escape overnight duplex fire

    June 19, 2013 7:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A mom and her five children are safe but without a home after fire ripped through their home early Wednesday morning. Fire officials believe the fire started in the attic of the duplex on Holt Dr. just after 3 a.m. The duplex is considered a total... more »
  • Inmate caught after walking off work release site

    June 18, 2013 5:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - U. S. Marshals said they caught up to a work release inmate this afternoon after the man walked off his job site Monday. Marshals arrested Tederick Bessie, 30, around 4 p.m. Tuesday afternoon in Baton Rouge. Authorities reported Bessie missing Monday after they said he wasn't... more »
  • Judge declares mistrial after murder suspect escapes

    June 6, 2013 1:06 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - A judge declared a mistrial today in the trial of a murder suspect who escaped from the Iberville Parish Courthouse and was quickly caught. The trial for Akeem Gailes, 27, was underway when deputies said he escaped from his holding cell at the courthouse. He's accused of... more »
  • Escape closes Audubon Zoo in New Orleans

    March 29, 2013 11:31 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A monkey's escape from its enclosure at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans led to the zoo's brief closure. A statement from the zoo's vice president of marketing said a Colubus monkey escaped at t 10:17 a.m. Friday. Zoo workers were able to confine the animal to... more »
  • Fire sparks at home, woman escapes

    March 12, 2013 11:35 AM

    BAKER - A woman was able to escape as fire ripped through her home. It happened around 11 a.m. in the 1200 block of McHugh Road near Groom Road. Officials say a woman who was there at the time of the blaze was able to escape without injuries.... more »
  • Work-release inmate wanted after leaving job

    February 18, 2013 4:58 PM

    JACKSON- A work-release inmate walked away from his job Monday, the second time in a week that the East Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office has had the task of locating a trusty. Most recently, Frankie New, 40, left a body shop where he was assigned to work on Highway 10.... more »
  • DOC: Fugitive spotted in New Orleans

    January 10, 2013 4:03 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - State prison officials said a convicted killer who escaped from a St. Gabriel correctional facility New Year's Day has been spotted in New Orleans. Corrections officials said they learned Keana Barnes, 33, got a ride to downtown New Orleans last week. They said she has also... more »
  • House arrest prisoner convicted of simple escape

    January 10, 2013 7:24 AM

    ALEXANDRIA - An Alexandria man who had been serving a sentence under a house arrest program has been convicted of simple escape. The Rapides Parish District Attorney's Office says 55-year-old Kenneth Bell Sr. was serving the sentence for a prior conviction, but Rapides Parish sheriff's deputies found that he... more »
  • Reward increased in search for fugitive

    January 4, 2013 10:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State prison officials upped the reward today for information leading to the capture of an escaped fugitive they say should be considered armed and dangerous. The state Department of Public Safety and Corrections offered $2,500 in their search for leads to find Keana Barnes, 33, who... more »
  • Woman who escaped prison has run before Play Video

    January 1, 2013 5:56 PM

    ST. GABRIEL- Authorities said the woman who escaped overnight from a state prison in St. Gabriel was serving a 25-year sentence for manslaughter, and offered a reward for information leading to her capture. St. Gabriel Police Chief Kevin Ambeau said 33-year-old Keana Barnes climbed over a fence at the... more »
  • Escaped prisoner was serving manslaughter sentence

    January 1, 2013 11:45 AM

    ST. GABRIEL - Authorities said the woman who escaped overnight from a state prison in St. Gabriel was serving a 25-year sentence for manslaughter, and offered a reward for information leading to her capture. St. Gabriel Police Chief Kevin Ambeau said 33-year-old Keana Barnes climbed over a fence at... more »
  • Female prisoner escapes from St. Gabriel prison

    January 1, 2013 10:35 AM

    ST. GABRIEL - A woman escaped overnight from the Elayn Hunt Correctional Institute for Women in St. Gabriel, according to authorities. Prison chase teams are out searching the area, but the prisoner's identity has not been released at this time. It is the second escape in less than... more »

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