NOPD searching for escaped drug suspect

NOPD searching for escaped drug suspect

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The NOPD Second District is searching for Joshua Womack, 22,, after he escaped while in police custody.

The incident happened Monday.  Second District officers responded to a drug violation in the 2700 block of General Ogden Street.  Officers then placed two subjects in handcuffs including Womack and transported them to the Second District station. Womack was then able to escape from police custody.

Once located, he will be arrested for a felon in possession of a firearm, simple escape and theft.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Womack should contact any Second District officer at 504-658-6020 or 911. Citizens with information that can help solve a crime are asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP.