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Law enforcement search for escaped inmate in Rapides Parish

Posted at 3:34 PM, May 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-20 16:34:01-04

The search for an inmate is underway in Rapides Parish after an escape Sunday night.

Deputies with the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office say that on Sunday night at approximately 10:00 pm, an inmate who was being detained at the Rapides Detention Center #2, escaped.

According to reports, 33-year-old Glynn Jerrod McCoy was being detained at the Detention Center in reference to serving time related to a previous conviction, as well as in lieu of posting bond on several pre-trial charges.

Glynn Jerrod McCoy / Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office

Following the nightly headcount, McCoy was allegedly discovered missing.

McCoy is described as 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighing 125 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes.  He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt and jeans.

McCoy has previous convictions for burglary.  He was currently being detained on pre-trial charges in reference to Possession CDS II, Illegal Carry of a Weapon with Drugs, Firearm Possessed by Felon, Armed Robbery with a Firearm, Simple Burglary, and Home Invasion.  McCoy has no prior convictions of violent charges and is not considered dangerous at this time.  However, McCoy is considered an escapee and anyone assisting McCoy will be charged accordingly.

If anyone has seen Glynn Jerrod McCoy or has any information as to his whereabouts, you are asked to call the RPSO Main Office at 318-473-6700 or Crime Stoppers at 318-443-7867.