December 31, 2013 7:29 AM
GRETNA, La. (AP) - A man serving life in prison as a habitual offender is challenging a new state law that lets judges reduce sentences for prison informants who help unrelated criminal investigations. The Times-Picayune reports that 51-year-old Craig Parent contends the law violates the state constitution's separation of powers... more »
December 2, 2013 9:05 PM
Neighboring parishes have joined the Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office in their search for a man who escaped from the Vermilion Parish jail this weekend.
30 year old Christopher Dyson is accused of scaling a fence while working as a trusty in the laundry room of the Vermilion Parish jail... more »
July 26, 2013 6:54 AM
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Two inmates have pleaded guilty to assaulting another inmate at the federal prison in central Louisiana. U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley says 48-year-old Ernest Prado and 33-year-old Gumaro Lopez, both inmates at the U.S. Penitentiary in Pollock, entered pleas Tuesday before U.S. District Judge Dee E.... more »
June 3, 2013 6:25 AM
DERIDDER, La. (AP) - The Beauregard Parish Sheriff's Office says foul play is not suspected in an inmate's death. The American Press reports that a news release from Chief Deputy Joe Toler says 49-year-old David Peak was asleep when lunch was brought to his cell on Friday, and was found... more »
May 23, 2013 8:41 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A 50-year-old man in Orleans Parish custody has died of cancer. The sheriff's office, in a statement Wednesday, said John C. Alexcee died Tuesday at 11:59 p.m. at the interim LSU Hospital in New Orleans. Alexcee was being held on a $3 million bond for charges... more »
November 20, 2012 4:31 AM
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A documentary about an inmate on Florida's death row says the convicted killer might have been involved in the murder of O.J. Simpson's wife and her friend. The Investigation Discovery show, "My Brother the Serial Killer," will be broadcast Wednesday. The film is a look at... more »
June 15, 2012 9:01 AM
NEW ROADS, La. (AP) - Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff Bud Torres says the structure of the parish's inmate work release program will soon change through a partnership with East Feliciana Parish. During the special meeting Thursday, The Advocate reports Torres told police jurors and parish officials that turbulence in the... more »
February 29, 2012 11:06 AM
MONROE, La. (AP) - Ouachita Parish deputies have arrested a Monroe man accused of fleeing from his work release assignment. The News-Star reports 30-year-old Jmarreon Mack was booked into Ouachita Correctional Center late Monday night on a charge of simple escape. According to an arrest affidavit, deputies were called to... more »
February 10, 2012 9:28 AM
LEESVILLE, La. (AP) - Sheriff's deputies say a Leesville man has died in the Vernon Parish Correctional Center. Authorities tell The Town Talk Murphy A. Haynes died Sunday around 6 a.m. because of "medical reasons." Deputies are waiting autopsy results to determine Haynes' exact cause of death.
December 13, 2011 3:43 PM
A care package lands one Eunice City Jail inmate in more trouble. On Sunday, December 10, 2011, Dandaline K. Sattler, of Eunice, and her boyfriend Lindale Jamone Chaney, of Ville Platte, came to the jail with a box of cupcakes. Investigator discovered that the cupcake box also contained narcotics and... more »
October 27, 2011 12:08 AM
Despite being injured in a shootout with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Brian Soileau, the escaped inmate from Evangeline Parish has already been released from an Oklahoma City hospital.
Soileau's 13 days on the lam came to a dramatic end Wednesday morning when he was recognized in an Oklahoma City... more »
October 19, 2011 11:05 PM
It's now almost a week since State prisoner Brian Soileau escaped from the Pine Prairie Correctional Center. Now his family speaks out about their encounters with him since he's been on the run.
Traces of Brian Soileau can be found scattered throughout the woods near Pine Prairie. Wednesday morning,... more »
October 18, 2011 7:32 PM
The search for escaped inmate Brian Soileau continues into its fifth day in Evangeline Parish. Brian Soileau was a State prisoner and escaped from the Pine Prairie Correctional Center Thursday night.
Sheriff Eddie Soileau has issued an update on the search, saying State Police, the U.S. Marshal's Office and... more »
October 17, 2011 11:19 PM
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... more »
October 16, 2011 11:22 PM
The Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office has arrested a man for second degree kidnapping, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, open alcohol container and simple escape.
According to witnesses Lee Fowler held a female in his vehicle refusing to let her leave. The female was able to flee the vehicle... more »
June 25, 2011 12:12 AM
An inmate who escaped in Lafayette Parish is back behind bars, but not before taking police on a high-speed chase.
25-year old Matthew Keyes had just been sentenced to more than 20 years in prison for home invasion.
For nearly 15 hours Matthew Keyes was a free man.... more »
June 14, 2011 9:55 AM
ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. (AP) - The judge in the Angola 5 murder cases has refused to grant another delay in the first-degree murder trial of inmate Robert G. Carley. Judge Jerome M. Winsberg told Carley attorneys Friday he expects them to be ready to start jury selection in St. Tammany... more »
June 4, 2011 10:46 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A social worker at a state juvenile detention center has been booked with malfeasance in office and fired for an alleged sexual relationship with a 20-year-old inmate, according to a Baton Rouge newspaper. The Advocate reports that 39-year-old Lashonda Lang, of Baton Rouge, was a... more »
January 25, 2011 2:20 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union says deputies at the Tangipahoa Parish Jail held a paranoid schizophrenic for months without giving him psychiatric medicine or treating injuries inflicted by other inmates and himself. A federal lawsuit filed Monday alleges that when 52-year-old Roger Mason was moved to... more »
January 15, 2011 11:32 PM
An escaped inmate is still missing and apparently on the move.
The truck that deputies say was stolen by 39 year old Paul Brown was recovered Saturday in Crowley, but still no sign of him. Brown was a work-release inmate and was helping to set up for the rodeo... more »
January 14, 2011 5:16 PM
The Lafayette Sheriff's Office is looking for a work crew inmate accused of stealing a truck from the Hilton parking lot. Lt. Craig Stansbury says he was part of a work crew of inmates helping set up at the rodeo. Stansbury says the inmate was in jail on misdemeanor charges... more »
January 7, 2011 6:14 AM
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A prison inmate convicted of assaulting two correctional officers has been sentenced to an additional 95 months in prison. U.S. District Judge Patricia Minaldi also on Thursday ordered 34-year-old Howard Harris to serve three years of supervised released following his prison term. Harris, an inmate... more »
December 29, 2010 8:12 AM
WELSH, La. (AP) - Two weeks after a 6-foot-8 trusty walked away from jail while taking out the trash, police are still looking for him. Police say that 29-year-old Rodney Drake walked away from the Welsh Police Department the evening of Dec. 15. He was being held on a probation... more »
November 22, 2010 11:32 PM
What went wrong with UL's text message alert system last Friday when an inmate was on the loose on campus? Did the college not think it necessary to warn students or was there a technical glitch? The father we spoke to for this story is raising those questions and several... more »
November 19, 2010 11:55 PM
An escaped inmate in Lafayette has been caught. Michael Proctor spent less than three hours as a fugitive after running away from a work detail near East Lewis Street and Campus Lane around 3:30 Friday. Only KATC was there, as deputies re-captured Proctor a short distance away near the corner... more »
November 19, 2010 7:14 PM
The inmate who escaped from a Lafayette work detail has been caught. Only KATC was there when police took him into custody. Jim Hummel will have a complete wrap-up tonight at 10:00.
More than two hours after an inmate escaped his work detail on the UL campus,... more »
October 25, 2010 5:45 PM
From St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office: On Tuesday, October 19, 2010, at approximately 10:30 a.m., two St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office Correctional Officers were overseeing the transfer of six inmates from the main cell area of the jail to the roof top fenced recreation area. The Correctional Officers were positioned... more »
October 19, 2010 6:09 PM
Press Release: The second inmate that attempted to escape by jumping off the roof during this morning's escape attempt, has been identified at Wilbert John, 33. He is currently being treated at a local hospital for injuries sustained in the fall. Mr. John was being detained on a Court Order... more »
October 19, 2010 1:07 PM
Deputies in East Baton Rouge Parish continue to search for 34-year-old Demond Cook who escaped while headed to court today. He was being transported by deputies from the Catahoula Parish Sheriff's Office to be sentenced for for two counts of armed robbery and one count of second-degree kidnapping, when he... more »
October 19, 2010 12:59 PM
According to the Teche News, Collins and another inmate jumped from the roof of the jail. We have confirmed one person was airlifted to a Lafayette hospital.
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All schools in St. Martinville and the courthouse is on lockdown at this hour because of an escaped... more »
October 19, 2010 12:26 PM
All schools in St. Martinville and the courthouse is on lockdown at this hour because of an escaped inmate. Officers are focusing their search in the downtown area. More information to come, stay tuned to katc.com throughout the day.
Inmate has been identified as Paul Stanley Collins.... more »
October 19, 2010 10:31 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Deputies are searching for a 34-year-old man who escaped from the East Baton Rouge Parish Courthouse. Casey Rayborn Hicks, a spokeswoman for the sheriff's office,said Demond Cook was being transported to the court Tuesday by deputies from the Catahoula Parish Sheriff's Office for sentencing when... more »
October 6, 2010 2:55 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court may reconsider a $14 million judgment to a former death row inmate who accused New Orleans prosecutors of withholding evidence to help convict him of murder. Justices seemed skeptical Wednesday when John Thompson argued that the district attorney's office in New Orleans showed deliberate... more »
August 4, 2010 9:41 PM
Lafayette, La.- A Lafayette parish inmate had a short taste of freedom today. Bondsmen were turning Steven Guillory over to deputies when they say he got away in the short time the handcuffs were removed. He was captured within an hour on Jefferson St. Guillory was going to jail for... more »
August 2, 2010 5:05 PM
On Sunday August 1, 2010 at approximately 1:30pm Detectives from Lafayette Sheriff's Office and investigators from the US Marshall's, Lafayette and Shreveport Offices captured escaped inmate Charles Luquette at the Royal Inn hotel in Shreveport, La. The US Marshall's Office received a call from an individual who recognized Luquette from... more »
July 26, 2010 1:45 PM
Lafayette Police arrested an escaped inmate from West Feliciana Parish. Roy Robert is now facing a charge of simple escape and aggravated escape. Police say he escaped from the work release program, and was caught after someone phone in a tip. Robert was picked up on University Avenue Sunday night;... more »
May 21, 2010 10:44 AM
ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. (AP) - A state district judge has sentenced a Louisiana State Penitentiary inmate to life in prison in the death of another inmate. The Advocate reports 31-year-old Andre Leday acted as his own attorney in a March trial for the 2004 beating death of inmate Michael Bradford.... more »
March 3, 2010 5:41 PM
UPDATE: Acadia Parish Sheriff Wayne Melancon stated that at approximately 4:30 p.m. today Steven Dietz was captured at a motel in Beaumont, Texas. According to Acadia Parish Sheriff Wayne Melancon several law enforcement agencies met at the Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office early this morning in an effort to re-capture Steven... more »