NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Louisiana State Police announce the arrest of a murder suspect who escaped from a Missouri jail. William Joshua Carter, was taken into custody Saturday. He was being sought by U.S. Marshals and authorities in Missouri after escaping from the jail facility.
According to police, Carter and Joseph Latamondeer escaped from the Pemiscot County Jail in southeast Missouri on October 15. Carter was being held for two counts of murder. He was accused of running over his estranged wife and another man with a car in Kennett, MO in June 2016. Police in Missouri say that Carter rammed a vehicle that was driven by his estranged wife before fleeing the scene. Authorities add that Carter returned a short time later and hit his estranged wife and the man with the vehicle as they stood outside of her car.
Police say that U.S. Marshals reached out to Troop N troopers Saturday at 11 a.m. after Carter was spotted in a building on Loyola Avenue. About an hour later, troopers spotted Carter and took him into custody without incident. He was booked as a fugitive in Orleans Parish Jail. Carter is awaiting extradition to Pemiscot County, MO.
Authorities say that Latamondeer is still at large. If you have any information that could help police with this case, you are asked to call 911, your local law enforcement agency or the U.S. Marshals Service. For more information on how to contact the U.S. Marshals Service in Louisiana, click here.