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  • 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • Elayn Hunt Correctional Center escapee apprehended

    December 28, 2012 1:43 PM

    ST. GABRIEL - A man is back behind bars after attempting to escape from the Elayn Hunt Correctional Center early Friday morning. Joshua Kelly, 38, worked as an infirmary orderly at EHCC and was working on a night cleaning crew when he escaped. Officials say Kelly overpowered a... more »
  • BRPD: Handcuffed man escapes during drug arrests

    October 18, 2012 5:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said a man handcuffed during an investigation into suspected drug dealers in Baton Rouge managed to escape, and is still on the loose. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said police are searching for Dandre Brown, 23, who escaped during the investigation at Marino's Food Mart on Weller... more »
  • BRPD: Escaped burglary suspect re-arrested check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 25, 2012 3:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police in Baton Rouge said a suspected burglar who escaped from police this morning, despite handcuffs and an injured foot, is back in custody. Cpl. Tommy Stubbs said Tommy Depedro Wilson, 55, escaped from the BRPD Second Precinct on Highland Rd. around 10:30 a.m., and was... more »
  • Juvenile inmate escapes during transport

    August 28, 2012 5:24 PM

    NEW IBERIA - Iberia Parish sheriff's deputies are searching for a juvenile inmate who escaped as he was being transported within the city of New Iberia. Sheriff Louis Ackal says the 17-year-old fled Tuesday from deputies as they were moving him from the St. James Juvenile Facility, where he was... more »
  • Prisoner who escaped in canoe back in custody

    August 24, 2012 12:44 PM

    HAMMOND - A trustee who escaped from custody in Tangipahoa Parish is back in jail. John Johnson, 36, was working at the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office vehicle maintenance shop in Amite at 10:00 p.m. last night. As a deputy was locking up the shop, Johnson disappeared. A search of... more »
  • Reports: manhunt in Tangipahoa

    August 24, 2012 12:13 AM

    AMITE- According to reports published late Thursday night, K-9 deputies and air support have been called in to search for a 36-year-old trusty who walked away from a work-release program. ActionNews17.com reports John Steven Johnson left his post at the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office shop on Hwy 51. ... more »
  • More controversy at Jetson check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 2, 2012 6:12 PM

    BAKER - A guard at the Jetson Center for Youth claims she was attacked by a student, but there are questions about her story. The Louisiana Office of Juvenile Justice spokesperson says there is an ongoing investigation, but early results indicate the assault did not happen. Sources at... more »
  • Amorous bull damages Ark. deputy's patrol car

    August 2, 2012 12:36 PM

    SHERWOOD, Ark. - A bull in the mood for love damaged an Arkansas sheriff's patrol car when it tried to mount a man who was leading the animal across a yard. Authorities said Wednesday that a Faulkner County sheriff's deputy was responding to a call about a bull running loose... more »
  • More than 1,000 turtles slowly escape captivity

    July 19, 2012 12:52 PM

    SUMMERVILLE, Ga. - More than 1,000 turtles made a slow-speed escape from their turtle farm in northwest Georgia. Turtle farmer David Driver tells sheriff's officials he suspects vandals might be to blame for tearing down fences around his turtle ponds in Summerville. Authorities say that allowed the turtles - including... more »
  • Ex-state lawmaker blasts the La. Office of Juvenile Justice check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 11, 2012 5:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Former lawmaker Don Cravins, Sr, says there needs to be a shakeup in the Louisiana Office of Juvenile Justice. Cravins, who is currently the mayor of Opelousas, helped fight for a legislative package known the the Juvenile Justice Reform Act of 2003. A team of professionals, including... more »
  • Two more employees on leave after teens escape correctional center check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 9, 2012 10:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Two more employees were put on leave after two teens escaped from the Jetson Center for Youth. Clarence McWilliams and Demonte Washington got out last week. They were found Saturday night inside a home on America Street in Baton Rouge. Correctional Center leaders say one of... more »
  • Community relieved after teen inmate capture Play Video

    July 8, 2012 8:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Four day taste of freedom comes to an end for two teens who escaped the Jetson Correctional Facility last week. Authorities arrested 18-year-old Clarence Mcwilliams and 15- year old Damonte Washington at a house on America Street Saturday night after they broke out of the facility on... more »
  • Police: Pa. inmate tried to hail cab from hospital

    July 3, 2012 12:33 PM

    BEAVER, Pa. - Sheriff's deputies say a western Pennsylvania county jail inmate wearing an orange-and-white striped uniform tried to hail a taxi to escape from a hospital where he was taken for medical treatment. The Beaver County Times reports Tuesday that 23-year-old Holden Wooley was taken to Heritage Valley Beaver... more »
  • Escaped EBR trusty captured

    May 25, 2012 5:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An anonymous tip led East Baton Rouge Sheriff's deputies to an escaped prison trusty today. Spokesperson Casey Rayborn Hicks said a tip led deputies to Raymond Ballard, 45, who walked away from a substation in Central earlier this week. She said Ballard was seen riding... more »
  • Authorities searching for escaped trusty

    May 22, 2012 4:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A trusty arrested for drug charges walked away from an East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Department facility today, according to a department spokesperson. Casey Rayborn Hicks said Raymond Ballard, 45, walked off the EBRSO substation in Central. Ballard was arrested in April in suspicion of cocaine... more »
  • Escaped Gorilla Caught

    March 19, 2012 7:37 PM

    A gorilla that bit a zookeeper and escaped its cage in Buffalo, New York was captured in a zookeeper's lounge. The lounge is outside the zoo's public areas and the gorilla had to be tranquilized. The 24-year-old gorilla named Koga got out of his cage into an isle where a... more »
  • Woman, dog escape house fire unharmed check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 13, 2012 2:46 PM

    Investigators are looking into how a fire started at a home in Baton Rouge Monday afternoon. It happened just after one in the 2100 block of 68th street. Investigators say the resident of the home was sleeping, when her dog began to bark. She awoke to find... more »
  • Update: Coleman in custody

    January 30, 2012 12:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE- U.S. Marshal Kevin Harrison says Michael Dewayne Coleman has been caught. Coleman was the subject of a manhunt in the Sharon Hills area after a team attempted to serve a warrant last Thursday, and he fled into some woods near the subdivision. Coleman was wanted by... more »
  • Fire Truck Escape

    January 2, 2012 7:45 PM

    A prisoner escaped from a state prison in San Diego by stealing the prison fire engine on New Year's Eve and he's still on the lam. Thomas Kelly was serving time for stealing cars and worked as a firefighter in the prison near the border with Mexico. Kelly was discovered... more »
  • Strange twist in how inmates were re-captured

    November 10, 2011 5:16 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - The chase started around 2:30 Thursday morning after guards at West Feliciana Parish's Work Release discovered two inmates missing. Then, the number grew to three. Angola's chase team followed the trail while deputies with the West Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office and St. Francisville Police Department inspected... more »
  • 3 teens back in custody after escape

    November 1, 2011 5:30 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Three teenagers who escaped from the Bridge City Center for Youth are back in custody. Jerel Giarrusso, a spokeswoman for the state's Office of Juvenile Justice, says Livingston Parish sheriff's deputies on Tuesday arrested the teenagers in Denham Springs. Col. John Fortunato, a spokesman for... more »
  • St. Martin Parish escapees captured in Texas

    August 19, 2011 10:03 AM

    ST. MARTINVILLE - Two Louisiana men who escaped from a St. Martin Parish Correctional Center had a few hours of freedom, but the furlough was not to last as they were caught in a Texas hotel nearly 14 hours later. According to the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office, Robert... more »
  • Geese Guards

    August 11, 2011 7:22 PM

    Two geese were added to the force at an overcrowded prison in Sao Paulo, Brazil as another layer of security against escapes. The warden at Sobral Prison says the geese make a lot of noise when they sense "strange movements." He says the roaming geese will also help alert guards... more »
  • K9 dies from heat stroke after finding escapees

    August 8, 2011 4:56 PM

    ST. MARTINVILLE - A tracking dog used by the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office has died from heat stroke after chasing down two escaped juveniles. A spokesperson for the sheriff's office said the dog, K-9 Hatos, died Saturday shortly after locating two juveniles who escaped from the St. Martin... more »
  • Trusties escape during work detail at DOTD in Baton Rouge

    July 31, 2011 3:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Two inmates from Dixon Correctional Institute escaped earlier today during a work detail at the Department of Transportation and Development in Baton Rouge. Charles Lidberg, 22, of Baton Rouge, and Brett Hebert, 21, of Lockport, walked out of the DOTD building while they were cleaning, according to... more »
  • Escaped prisoner turns himself in to US Marshals

    July 31, 2011 1:02 PM

    HAMMOND- A prisoner who escaped while being transported to Catahoula Parish Prison is in custody after he turned himself in to US Marshals early this morning. According to the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office, 33-year-old Sedrick Smith, of Greensburg, broke free of his shackles, assaulted the transport deputy, broke a... more »
  • St. Landry inmate captured in Evangeline Parish

    June 24, 2011 3:21 PM

    OPELOUSAS - A St. Landry Parish prisoner who escaped custody in Lafayette Parish Thursday has been captured in Evangeline Parish, authorities said Friday. Capt. Jimmy Darbonne, spokesman for the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office, said Matthew O. Keyes was captured at 10 a.m. Friday by Turkey Creek police following... more »
  • State police review trusty program, security

    April 4, 2011 5:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - More than 170 men make up the Louisiana State Police trusty program - a program that has come under harsh scrutiny from both the public and those charged with running it after two men escaped last month. Louisiana State Police Superintendent Col. Mike Edmonson said in... more »
  • Fugitive convicted of sexual assault arrested in Port Allen

    March 29, 2011 5:17 PM

    PORT ALLEN - A random call about trash dumping helped end a fugitive's flight from the law, according to authorities in Port Allen. Jody Ray Dutton, 50, was arrested by Port Allen Police, who later learned Dutton is wanted for parole violations and failing to register as a sex... more »
  • Escaped La. trusties back in Baton Rouge

    March 22, 2011 8:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Two former trusties who escaped from Baton Rouge and were caught in Tennessee are now back in State Police custody in Louisiana. Ricky Wedgeworth and Darian Pierce arrived at LSP headquarters just before noon. The two face escape charges after stole a vehicle and left a State... more »
  • Extradition orders signed for Louisiana fugitives

    March 21, 2011 12:33 PM

    MEMPHIS, TN - Extradition orders were signed today for two former trusties who escaped from Baton Rouge and were caught in Tennessee. A spokesperson for the Shelby County District Attorney's Office said Ricky Wedgeworth and Darian Pierce will be extradited to Louisiana, where they face escape charges. The... more »
  • Fugitives being extradited to Louisiana

    March 18, 2011 5:17 PM

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Federal charges against two fugitives captured in Memphis have been dropped, though the men still face extradition to Louisiana on state charges. Court documents from the Middle District of Louisiana show that a federal charge of unlawful flight from prosecution has been dismissed for both Darian... more »

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