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  • 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 »
  • 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 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 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 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 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 »
  • OJJ to hold announcement tonight on Jetson escapees

    July 9, 2012 6:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Office of Juvenile Justice announced a late-notice press conference this evening to release more details about two juveniles who escaped from the Jetson Center for Youth and were later caught. Clarence McWilliams and Demonte Washington walked out of the facility last Tuesday. They were found... 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 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 »
  • 2 La. fugitives caught in Memphis briefly in court

    March 15, 2011 12:35 PM

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Two fugitives from Louisiana who were captured in Memphis after evading authorities for 10 days have made a brief court appearance. The men, 33-year-old Darian "Drake" Pierce and 36-year-old Ricky Wedgeworth, are being held in Memphis on a federal escape charge. They also face charges... more »
  • Escaped trusties face charges in four states

    March 14, 2011 10:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Authorities interviewed two fugitives from Louisiana well into the night about the four-state crime spree that followed their escape from a State Police compound. Ricky Wedgeworth and Darian Pierce were nabbed around 4 p.m. Monday in Memphis, but police say not before they committed a series of... more »
  • Escaped La. trusties caught in Tennessee

    March 14, 2011 5:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two trusties that escaped from a Louisiana State Police compound have been caught in Tennessee. Ricky Wedgeworth, 36, and Darian "Drake" Pierce, 33, were taken into custody in Memphis Monday afternoon, but not before a crime spree including murder. The two used a van to... more »
  • Escaped La. trusties steal county vehicle in Tennessee

    March 14, 2011 3:31 PM

    JACKSON, Tenn. - Two escaped trusties from Louisiana were spotted after stealing a county vehicle in Jackson, according to authorities. According to the Madison County Sheriff's office, Ricky Wedgeworth and Darian Pierce hijacked a parks and recreation vehicle and tied up a county worker in Jackson. Sheriff David... more »
  • LSP: There will be changes to their trusty procedures

    March 11, 2011 5:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Michael Shingleton talks with the Department of Public Safety to learn what it takes for a prisoner to become part of the trusty program. News2 learned that Louisiana's qualifications are more lenient than those in neighboring states such as Texas, Mississippi, and Alabama. Those states... more »
  • Search continues, troopers find DPS van used by two escaped trustees

    March 5, 2011 1:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana State Police located the Department of Public Safety van that two trustees used to escape from the Louisiana State Police Headquarters. Troopers found the van on US 61 south of LA 965. Police say the trustees, Ricky Wedgeworth, 36, of Tennessee and Darian Peirce, 33, of... more »
  • Psychiatric patient escapes twice

    January 5, 2011 6:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The search is over for a mental patient that escaped from the Greenwell Springs mental hospital. Thirty-year-old Crandell Turner went missing around 11 p.m. Tuesday night. He was found 3 miles away on Magnolia Bridge Rd. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, this... more »
  • Demond Cook sentenced to life in prison

    November 2, 2010 3:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Demond Cook, the convicted felon who escaped custody and was re-captured after a 12-hour manhunt on Oct. 19, was given a life sentence today in Baton Rouge district court. The District Attorney's Office said Cook stipulated to prosecutor's argument that he was an habitual offender, and... more »
  • Escaped inmate arrested in St. Martin Parish

    October 21, 2010 11:43 AM

    A manhunt in St. Martin Parish for an escaped inmate is over. Paul Collins was arrested Wednesday night in St. Martinville after deputies pulled him from underneath a house. K9 officers were also sent out to assist the deputies after Collins initially refused to come out. "We received... more »
  • Demond Cook makes court appearance after escape

    October 21, 2010 9:53 AM

    The man who escaped from the district courthouse in Baton Rouge and was re-captured Tuesday was back in court this morning. There was extra security as Demond Cook was taken to the courtroom, and a judge rescheduled his sentencing hearing for a kidnapping and armed robbery conviction to November... more »
  • Warden not ruling out yesterday's escape as 'inside job'

    October 20, 2010 5:51 PM

    Catahoula Parish Correctional Center Warden Pat Book is not ruling out the idea that yesterday's courthouse escape in Baton Rouge could have been an inside job. Book said Demond Cook managed to break free of handcuffs and shackles on his way into the court for a sentencing hearing. ... more »
  • 2nd person arrested for helping escapee

    October 20, 2010 11:47 AM

    A second person has been arrested for allegedly helping Damon Cook escape custody before a sentencing hearing Tuesday morning. Hilton Hayes, 28, was arrested and charged with Principal to Simple Escape and Accessory to Simple Escape. East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputies believe Hayes gave Cook a ride after he... more »
  • Chimp Escape

    October 19, 2010 7:25 PM

    A 300 pound chimpanzee that broke free from its chains and wandered a neighborhood of Kansas City, broke out a window in a police car before being recaptured. At first it was thought to have escaped from a nearby zoo but it turns out it was a family pet. Shooting... more »
  • Demond Cook back in law enforcement custody

    October 19, 2010 7:22 PM

    Update : Demond Cook, who escaped restraints this morning while headed into district court, has been caught. East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s deputies and the U.S. Marshal’s Task Force captured 34-year-old Demond Cook in a vacant house on Lorraine Street around 7 this evening. Local, state and federal... more »
  • EBRSO: kidnapper's sister helped him escape authorities

    October 19, 2010 5:17 PM

    The sister of convicted kidnapper Demond Cook has been arrested after authorities say she helped her brother escape from sheriff's deputies this morning. East Baton Rouge Sheriff's deputies arrested 32-year-old Tamaika Cook after officials at the Catahoula Parish jail, where Demond was being held, told EBRSO that Tamaika acted... more »
  • Federal authorities helping with Baton Rouge search

    October 19, 2010 3:36 PM

    Local, state and federal law enforcement are spreading out from Baton Rouge in their search for an escaped kidnapper. Demond Cook is still on the loose after overpowering Catahoula Parish sheriff’s deputies and escaping his restraints this morning. Authorities say he was being taken to district court to be... more »
  • Inmates jump from jail roof, accused killer still loose

    October 19, 2010 2:44 PM

    Authorities in St. Martin Parish are searching for an accused killer who jumped off the roof of the parish jail this morning. Deputies said 36-year-old Paul Collins Jr. and a second inmate, 33-year-old Wilbert John, were in the recreational area on the jail's roof when they overpowered a deputy... more »
  • Authorities say Cook overpowered guards, escaped restraints

    October 19, 2010 10:35 AM

    Authorities say a man about to be sentenced to life in prison was able to overpower a deputy and get out his restraints before escaping into downtown Baton Rouge. Demond Cook was being taken to court in Baton Rouge by Catahoula Parish Sheriff’s deputies when he made his escape this... more »
  • Inmate caught after running out of Livingston courtroom

    October 19, 2010 10:19 AM

    UPDATE 11:43 p.m. - The man that ran out of a drug court hearing after he was sentenced to serve time is now back in custody, according to authorities. Dennis Caruso ran out of the parish courthouse this morning after he was sentenced to jail time in drug court.... more »
  • First of 33 men rescued from Chilean mine

    October 12, 2010 11:03 PM

    The first of 33 men was rescued Tuesday night after 69 days trapped in a collapsed mine, pulled to fresh air and freedom at last in a missile-like escape capsule to the cheers of his family and countrymen. Florencio Avalos, wearing a helmet and sunglasses to protect him from the... more »
  • Police: Washington man escaped while handcuffed

    October 10, 2010 11:35 AM

    A 26-year-old Washington state man managed to escaped from a Department of Corrections car while handcuffed. Police aren't just looking for him. They also want him to be charged with stealing the handcuffs. The Daily News of Longview reports that Eric Mitchell Lair was arrested Oct. 1 on a felony... more »
  • New judge assigned in Angola Five case

    September 30, 2010 7:23 AM

    A new judge has been assigned to preside over the trials of five Angola inmates accused of killing a security officer during an escape attempt in December 1999. An order signed by state Supreme Court Chief Justice Catherine D. Kimball names retired Orleans Parish Judge Jerome M. Winsberg to hear... more »

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