Man arrested on drug charges; escapes police custody at hospital

Jamison C. Dunigan (Source: Morgan City Police)
Jamison C. Dunigan (Source: Morgan City Police)

MORGAN CITY, LA (WVUE) - A man arrested on drug charges escaped police custody while being treated at the hospital, Morgan City police say.

Officers are searching for Jamison Dunigan, 39, after he escaped custody on Thursday. Police say he was able to remove all restraints while being treated at Teche Regional Emergency Room in Morgan City.

Police say that Dunigan was initially arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia and outstanding warrants in Alabama.

The suspect has previous addresses in Atmore, Alabama; Shubutu, Mississippi; and Pierre Part, Louisiana.

He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt and blue shorts.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact the Morgan City Police Department at (985) 380-4605 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.

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