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Guard arrested in connection with escaped inmate Lorenzo Conner

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

Louisiana State Police have arrested a guard in connection to the escape of a murder suspect this week in Mid-City.

Investigators said the guard is an employee at the forensic division of the Eastern Louisiana State Mental Hospital where Lorenzo Conner was held.

The guard has been identified as Antonio Webb, 37. He was booked with malfeasance in office.

They said the arrest was based on evidence and interview with employees at the facility where Webb works.

Police believe Conner, 24, is still in New Orleans. He was in custody for the 2011 murder of Nelson Smith and should be considered armed and dangerous.

State police said the investigation into Conner's escape is ongoing and additional charges may be forthcoming.

Anyone with information about Conner's whereabouts should call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.

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