WBR work release inmate captured after escape, car chase
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 deputies discovered blankets lumped up to appear that he was in bed.
Deputies say security video shows Lake climbing through a window at the West Baton Rouge work release facility. The escape prompted a manhunt in the surrounding areas.
Deputies say Lake was tracked to a trailer park on Hwy 190 near the facility. Lake then got into a car chase with deputies around 2 a.m. before ditching the vehicle and fleeing into a wooded area on foot.
Lake was captured around 10 a.m. near the Racetrack gas station on Hwy 190.