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Escaped Terrebonne inmate found

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Jakahari Williams (TPSO photo) Jakahari Williams (TPSO photo)

UPDATE: FOX 8 received the following news release from the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office Saturday afternoon:

Escaped inmate Jakahari Williams, 18, has been located and taken into custody, Sheriff Jerry Larpenter said.

TPSO detectives and patrolmen followed-up on dozens of tips from the public that led to the arrest of Williams Saturday morning on Alma Street. Williams was taken into custody without incident after a tip led deputies to the backyard of 395 Alma Street.

Williams was arrested and charged with simple escape. He was booked at the Terrebonne Parish Criminal Justice Complex.

An internal investigation is being conducted into the correctional officer's actions at Chabert Hospital Friday afternoon. Sheriff Larpenter has ordered the investigation. The status of the officer's employment will be determined Monday.

FOX 8 received this news release from the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office Friday evening:

The Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office is searching for a man who escaped from custody Friday afternoon, Sheriff Jerry Larpenter said.

Jakahari Williams, 18, was arrested Wednesday June 26, 2013 by the Houma Police Department. He was jailed at the Terrebonne Parish Criminal Justice Complex for multiple offenses including illegal carrying of a weapon, domestic abuse battery, and possession of illegal narcotics. This morning, Williams was transported to Chabert Hospital to receive medical treatment for an apparent seizure.

While receiving medical treatment, the inmate was assigned to a private room and a correctional officer remained with him. At approximately 4:00 p.m., the inmate was unrestrained by the deputy to use the restroom. The inmate managed to escape from the room and fled the hospital wearing a medical gown and boxer shorts.

Deputies flooded the area in an attempt to locate Williams. Williams' medical gown was found discarded in the area of Industrial Avenue near Glynn Avenue. Witnesses in the area reported seeing the suspect accept a ride from a black male subject in a black mid-sized car with dark tinted windows and proceed towards west Houma.

Williams' last known addresses are 300 Antoine Street and 600 Columbus Street in Houma. TPSO is currently searching for Williams for simple escape.

If anyone has information concerning his whereabouts, please do not attempt to apprehend. Please contact TPSO immediately.

Williams is a black male, approximately 5'6", 140 pounds. He has a tattoo of the word "kite" on his left arm. He has tattoos of the words "Dog" and JW" on his right arm.

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