Suspect injures himself during Lafourche Parish courthouse escape

Suspect injures himself during Lafourche Parish courthouse escape
Gerrel Talbert is accuse of trying to escape a Lofourche Parish jail. (Source: LPSO)

LAFOURCHE PARISH, La. (WVUE) - A Labadieville man who injured himself attempting to escape from the courthouse on Wednesday (Sept. 30) has been booked on several charges after being treated for his injuries, according to the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Gerrel Talbert, 26, was in the court room of Division B of the 17th Judicial District Court. Judge Steven Miller told Talbert he would be taken into custody for five active warrants. Upon hearing this, Talbert immediately ran out of the courtroom and into the hallway as he was chased by deputies. He crashed through a window in an attempt to escape the courthouse, officer said.

The window was located just above a service stairwell on the rear side of the courthouse, and Talbert fell approximately 12 feet to the ground. Talbert was immediately taken into custody but was complaining of multiple injuries suffered during the fall. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Upon his release from the hospital, Talbert was booked into the Lafourche Parish Correctional Complex on four outstanding warrants for contempt of court mostly relating to prior drug charges. He was also booked on a warrant for Possession of Xanax for Thibodaux City Court. Bail on those warrants was set at a total of $65,250.

He was additionally charged with Simple Escape and Felony Simple Criminal Damage to Property for the incident on Wednesday. Bail has not yet been set on the new charges.

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