Nov 16, 2009 5:45 PM by sleonard

AMI: Missing Juvenile UPDATE

Officials report they have found Deandre Ware in Opelousas and are attempting to pick him up today.

KATC will continue to report on this story as more information becomes available.


Authorities in Acadia Parish are asking for the public's assistance in locating a 17 year old that walked away from the Acadiana Marine Institute shortly after 7:00 p.m. Saturday evening.

According to Acadia Parish Sheriff Wayne Melancon deputies were immediately dispatched to the facility and began a search of the area.

A short time later deputies received a call from a resident on J E Pelton Lane that a 1993 Ford F-250 pickup white in color with black iron bumpers bearing Louisiana License F150201 was taken.

The 17 year old is described as being a black male, 5'4", weighing approximately 160 pounds. He also has tattoos on both arms and hands. He was last seen wearing a blue sweater with a white t-shirt underneath, grey short and black and white converse tennis shoes.

At this time it is believed that the 17 year old who is from the Opelousas area is believed to be in possession of the stolen vehicle.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office at 788-8700 or your local law enforcement agency.



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