Nov 6, 2013 1:22 PM by Dwayne Fatherree, KATC TV-3

Ville Platte Elementary on lockdown after prisoner escape

An escapee from the Ville Platte jail kept Ville Platte Elementary School on lockdown for a little over an hour Wednesday morning.

Ville Platte Chief of Police Neal Lartigue said the school was placed on a soft lockdown after a non-violent prisoner escaped from the town's jail while being transferred between cells.

According to Lartigue, the inmate was being moved from one cell to another when he escaped. He said the inmate was recaptured shortly after noon.



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