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Warden transferred following jailbreak, 2 deputies fired

Posted: 5:05 PM, Jun 18, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-18 18:05:11-04

The warden at the St. Mary Parish Jail has been reassigned and two deputies have been fired after the latest escape from that facility.

As part of the comprehensive reorganization of the staff at the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center, Sheriff Scott Anslum announced today that Warden Robin Landry will be transferred to another position within the Sheriff’s Office. 
 
Effective June 19, 2018, Patrol Commander Captain Nick Rogers will be named as Acting Warden, according to Det. Whytley Jones, spokeswoman for the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office. Rogers has served in the Sheriff’s Office for 16 years, including serving as Assistant Warden from 2014 to 2016.  

Sheriff Anslum also notes that two deputies have been terminated as a result of an ongoing internal investigation involving the latest incident, stated Jones.

Anslum advises that he is committed to investigate the reasons for these security lapses and institute whatever additional training, manpower assignments and policies are necessary to protect the citizens of St. Mary Parish, added the spokeswoman.

Sheriff Anslum will conduct a search for a new Warden. 

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