Update: Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Deputies are searching for an inmate who escaped from an West Carroll Parish Transportation Unit Tuesday morning.
The inmate, Markell Jones, a 27-year-old black male who is approximately 5’8″, 125lbs., and is likely wearing orange shorts.
The inmate was being transported to the Lafayette Parish Courthouse in the city of Lafayette. He was last seen in the area of St. Antoine and Voorhies Streets.
Right now to Lafayette Middle, Myrtle Place Elementary and Cathedral-Carmel School are on lockdown due to a search for an escaped inmate.
Lt. John Mowell confirmed they are searching for an escaped inmate in the downtown area. According to LPSS the schools were placed on lockdown as a precaution and they are not in immediate danger.
We will continue to bring you details as they become available.