Evangeline

Oct 17, 2011 11:19 PM by Maddie Garrett

Update: Search for Escaped Inmate Continues in Evang. Parish

The wife of escaped inmate Brian Soileau is in custody Thursday night. Anna Soileau is being held for questioning, however she isn't charged with anything.

Some family members said they believe Brian Soileau is still in his hometown of Pine Prairie, after he escaped from the correctional center there Thursday night.

On Monday, deputies scoured the Crooked Creek area and said the search will continue on through the night and into the Tuesday morning as they ramp up search efforts. KATC received reports of helicopters in the area as well. Deputies are searching on foot, by vehicle and on horseback, and dogs have also been used to pick up Soileau's scent.

The Sheriff's Office said they believe they were close to Soileau's location Monday, in an area off of Spillway Road near Pine Prairie. That location is near his wife's home and authorities said they believe he was possibly in that immediate area around 2:00 p.m. Monday.

Meanwhile, residents nearby said they are growing more concerned as the search is on it's fourth day.

"Well I hope they catch him. He broke into a friend of mine's house and stole a gun and ammunition, so he's dangerous," said John Lea.

"Just keeping all the doors locked, keep the guns loaded, all the protection we can think of," said Brent Campbell.

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