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State Police searching for juvenile fugitive in northwest LA

Posted at 6:53 PM, Jul 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-20 19:55:20-04

Louisiana State Police is asking for the public's help in locating a juvenile who escaped from the Swanson Correctional Center in Monroe, LA.

16-year-old Kelvin Williams was incarcerated for attempted armed robbery and illegal possession of a firearm. Police say he has a history of firearm-related offenses and should be considered dangerous.

On July 19, at approximately 4:30 a.m., Williams and another juvenile escaped from the Swanson Correctional Center. During their escape, the juveniles burglarized a vehicle and stole a cell phone. At 11:00 p.m., the other juvenile was caught in Shreveport.

Williams' last known address is in the Shreveport/Bossier area.

Williams is a black male, approximately 5 feet 8 inches, and weighs approximately 165 pounds. Williams now holds active warrants for simple escape and simple burglary.

Anyone with any information concerning the whereabouts of Williams is asked to contact Louisiana State Police Troop G at 318-741-7411 or their local law enforcement agency.