Manhunt underway for inmate who escaped state prison in East Feliciana
JACKSON - Several agencies are searching for an inmate who managed to escape a state prison in East Feliciana Parish on Thanksgiving Day.
The Department of Corrections said Sh'William Cheevis, 23, escaped from Dixon Correctional Institute in Jackson sometime Thursday morning.
Cheevis is described as being 5' 7" tall and weighing 138 pounds. He was serving time for charges of aggravated second-degree battery and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Agencies involved in the manhunt include Dixon Correctional Institute staff and Chase Team, Louisiana State Penitentiary Chase Team, East and West Feliciana Parish Sheriffs Offices, and the U.S. Marshals.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact officials at 225-634-6000.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Christmas is here: hundreds gather for lighting of Old City Hall in...
After broken water line leaves woman with mold and no bed, community...
Black Friday shopping returns to Gonzales outlet mall
Shoppers gather from all over to spend time, shop with family this...
Early morning shoppers line up for Black Friday sales in EBR, Ascension