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UPDATE: Escaped inmate back in custody

Posted at 8:56 AM, Oct 25, 2022

UPDATE: Escaped inmate Dervanaisha Carter has been apprehended and is back in law enforcement custody, deputies say.

A spokesperson said that no further information is available at this time.

Here's the original story:

Deputies are still searching for an inmate who escaped from the hospital in Lafayette's Oil Center Monday night.

Dervanaisha Carter, 22, was receiving medical treatment at Ochsner Lafayette General Medical Center when she escaped from custody.

Carter was dressed in an orange jumpsuit issued by the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center where she was being housed on multiple warrants, including various felony warrants. Carter was restrained with handcuffs in front of her body at the time of her escape.

If you see Carter, or have any information on her whereabouts, please contact the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office at (337) 232-9211.

Carter was in LPCC because she was arrested Sunday evening on a number of charges, as well as fugitive and bench warrants related to prior charges.

Carter was arrested Sunday and booked with aggravated assault, aggravated assault with a dangerous wepaon, aggravated criminal damage to property, resisting an officer, unauthorized use of a non-vehicular movable, and a number of traffic violations, including driving without a license and speeding in excess of 16 miles over the limit.

The arrest report states she was arrested "after firing a weapon and hitting an object."

She was being held without bond because of several bench warrants and fugitive warrants related to charges filed in previous incidents, mostly related to her failure to appear for court hearings.

Court records show she has a criminal history of aggravated assault, theft, and cyberstalking. Two charges - one accusing her of theft of more than $1,000 from Academy and another accusing her of cyberstalking - are pending in Lafayette court. She entered a plea deal on the assault charge and another theft charge, but her probation officer has asked that her probation be revoked and there's a hearing set for Thursday on that motion, records show.