UPDATE, 5/24/23, 9:30 a.m.: Lafayette Police say this escapee has been recaptured. He was located Tuesday evening by Sulphur Police Department. The juvenile received an additional charge of Simple Escape and will be transported back to Lafayette Juvenile Detention Center, authorities said. 

ORIGINAL STORY: LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) – Lafayette Police are currently at the Lafayette Juvenile Detention Center in regards to a juvenile escapee.

Police said around 3:30 p.m. Saturday, a male juvenile escaped from the detention center after climbing a fence.

Lafayette Police Officers with assistance from Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office are searching the area for the escaped juvenile.

The juvenile is a white male, 5’5, 130 pounds with dark hair. He was last seen wearing a white shirt and orange shorts.

If anyone has any information regarding this incident, please contact the Lafayette Police Department or Lafayette Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS.