Authorities recapture inmate who escaped from Lafourche Parish jail

Published: Sep. 16, 2022 at 10:23 PM CDT
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LAFOURCHE PARISH, La. (WVUE) - Lafourche Parish officials said an inmate that escaped Friday (Sept. 16) from the Lafourche Parish Correctional Complex has been recaptured.

The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office said 23-year-old Leroy Miles Jr. squeezed through a drainage opening after removing the metal cover with assistance from one or more inmates, as well as a person or persons outside the facility. The agency sent an alert Saturday at 10:20 a.m., saying Miles had been recaptured and that more details would be provided later.

The sheriff’s office said Miles was booked into the Lafourche Parish Correctional Complex on Sept. 4 after being arrested by the Lockport Police Department for aggravated flight from an officer and obstruction of justice.

He was also being held on charges of second-degree murder and aggravated second-degree battery for Lafayette Parish and attempted second-degree murder in Terrebonne Parish.

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