Parish sheriff’s office helps ICE apprehend prison escapee

Published 1:01 am Thursday, April 4, 2019


Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies helped U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials apprehend a detainee who briefly left a Concordia Parish correctional facility Wednesday morning, authorities said.

“A Cameroonian man in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) briefly left the River Correctional Center without authorization April 3 at approximately 8:15 a.m.,” said Bryan Cox, a spokesman for ICE. “The ICE detainee was apprehended in less than 10 minutes near the facility’s perimeter fencing by facility staff, ICE personnel and the Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Department.”

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Cox said ICE is investigating details surrounding this incident.

“No additional information is available due to the ongoing investigation,” Cox said.