Authorities search for escaped inmate in Evangeline Parish


VILLE PLATTE, La. (KLFY)- On October 15, 2018 at approximately 11 p.m. an Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office inmate being housed at the Ville Platte Police Department as a trustee, exited the Police Department through the lobby and failed to return.

 Chief Neal Lartigue requests that anyone with any information regarding Jahmal Rashad Byers, 34, who’s last known address is 238 Roderick Street, Ville Platte, please contact the Ville Platte Police Department. 

Lartigue said Byers was serving time on drug charges. 

The incident remains under investigation and information can be called in to the Ville Platte Police Department at (337) 363-1313.

Your call will remain anonymous.

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