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Capture of Escapee - Calvin T. Weatherford, Jr. - Thursday, July 13, 2017

DATE:            THURSDAY, JULY 13, 2017
TO:                  ALL MEDIA OUTLETS
FROM:            SHERIFF LELAND FALCON
SUBJECT:      CAPTURE OF ESCAPEE – CALVIN T. WEATHERFORD, JR.

 

Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon reports the arrest of Calvin T. Weatherford, Jr, 39, last reported address of 932 Bayou Drive, Pierre Part, LA, in Point Coupee Parish, in the town of Jarreau.

Weatherford was being held on two counts of residential burglary and a probation hold when he scaled a fence at the Assumption Parish Detention Center early Wednesday.

The Sheriff’s Office responded in force immediately and began responding to tips from the public. 

The Sheriff’s Office developed information Thursday morning which indicated Weatherford was at a relative’s home in Erwinville.  Weatherford at some point traveled to his dad’s home in Jarreau.

Law enforcement personnel converged on the mobile home and Weatherford ran off and jumped into Bayou Chanel where he treaded water for a time.  A deputy was able to reach Weatherford and he was arrested.  Weatherford will be booked into Point Coupee Parish Jail as a fugitive and will eventually be returned to Assumption Parish.

In addition to the escape, Weatherford will face additional counts of auto theft related to a GMC Yukon he allegedly stole near LA 70 and used this vehicle to make his exit from the parish.  He will also face attempted burglary and criminal damage to property charges resulting from him burglarizing one other vehicle and attempted burglary of a third vehicle.

Sheriff Leland Falcon expresses sincere gratitude to the Point Coupee, West Baton Rouge and Iberville Parish Sheriff’s Offices as well as the Louisiana State Police for their assistance in bringing this matter to conclusion.

The GMC Yukon was recovered in good condition in Jarreau, LA.

The Sheriff’s Office is investigating how the escape occurred and Sheriff Falcon will take appropriate remedial action to avoid any further incidents.


 

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