Suspect escapes police at Central Lock Up, on the run

Suspect escapes police at Central Lock Up, on the run

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A man arrested by NOPD is on the run after escaping police custody before he could be booked into Central Lock Up Sunday morning.

According to NOPD, the arrested man broke out of his handcuffs and fled through an open gate at Central Lock Up before he could be booked Sunday morning. Police originally identified the man as 32-year-old Darrel Williams, but believe he may have given them a fake name. He was later identified as 28-year-old Eddie Brown. 

Police say that Brown escaped around 3:52 a.m. after have a cast put on his right arm at University Hospital. He was handcuffed and put on a bench in Central Lock Up, but managed to maneuver his way out of the handcuffs and escaped.

Brown, who escaped custody, was arrested for Possession of Heroin, Crack, Marijuana and Possession with the Intent to Distribute. He is also wanted for Illegal Carrying of a Weapon and now Flight from an Officer.

Eddie Brown is described as a black male, about 6'0" tall and weight about 160 lbs. He was wearing a grey shirt with ripped blue jeans with holes in the legs and dark tennis shoes. He was also wearing a brown rosary around his neck. 

Brown is still at large.

Anyone with information on Brown's location is asked to call CRIMESTOPPERS at 504-822-1111.

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