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Rash of inmate escapes in St. Mary Parish leaves 5 deputies fired, warden transferred

6 years 1 month 1 day ago Tuesday, June 19 2018 Jun 19, 2018 June 19, 2018 12:41 PM June 19, 2018 in News
Source: WBRZ

ST. MARY PARISH - The warden of the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center will be transferred to another position, the sheriff's office announced Monday.

A press release states that Warden Robyn Landry will be transferred to another position within the sheriff's office. The transfer comes days after a fifth inmate escaped from the detention center in less than a month. 

On June 3, four inmates escaped and were later captured. This past weekend, a fifth inmate escaped.

Patrol Commander Captain Nick Rogers will be named acting warden while the sheriff's office conducts a search for a new warden. 

Two more deputies have been let go from the detention center. Earlier this month, three deputies were terminated as a result of an internal investigation into the escapes.

"We have strict procedures that some employees unfortunately did not follow," Sheriff Scott Anslum told WBRZ. "This is inexcusable and we won't tolerate it."

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